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Dean Carl Hiebert

Dean Carl Hiebert

Dean Carl Hiebert, 86, retired Texaco Refinery Unit Operator, of Newton and formerly of Towanda, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

He was born in Tampa, Kan., to Abraham Peter Hiebert and Minnie Wilelmina (Kohlman) Hiebert. Dean attended and graduated from Peabody High School with the class of 1945.

Dean served in the U.S. Army and was a World War II and Korean War veteran. He received the Purple Heart in Korea.

He married Delores Rutschman on March 31, 1950, at the Federated Church in Whitewater, Kan.

Dean worked for Texaco Refinery in El Dorado, Kan., and retired after 33 years. He was a lifetime member of the Lions Club, American Legion, and DAV.

Dean is survived by his wife, Delores Hiebert; children, Donald Hiebert and his wife Glenda of Newton, Kathy Smith of Newton, Garry Hiebert and his wife Cheryl of Baton Rouge, La., and Lesa Hiebert of Newton; grandchildren, Marci Walton, Brandon Smith, Jason Hiebert, Alicia Ladner, Elizabeth Jones, Marlin Hiebert, and Garrett Hiebert; great-grandchildren, Colton Aarstad, Jayden Walton, Brynna Walton, Tatum Ladner, Kale Ladner, Trace Jones, Layton Jones, Ashtyn Hiebert, Alyse Hiebert, Grayson Hiebert, Cameron Hiebert, Ryan Hiebert, Trinity Hiebert, and Chance Ores; sister, Bertha Peacock; brothers, Willie Hiebert and Ernest Hiebert; and sisters, Dorothy Neighbors and Martha Guhr.

Services will be held privately for the family.

Memorials can be sent to Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202, and United Methodist Church, 103 S.W. 40th St., Towanda, KS 67144. Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center.

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