Goreville- Donald Gene “Don” Hebbeler, 74, of Goreville, passed away at 3:30 PM, Friday, January 29, 2016 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
Don was born on February 15, 1941 in West Eminence, MO to Louis H. and Alice Lorene (Tackett) Hebbeler. He married Ellen Horn and she survives in Goreville.
He courageously served his country while enlisted in the United States Navy. Once honorably discharged, he began a career as a trucking dispatcher for many years. He currently worked for Justin’s Trucking in Goreville.
Wife- Ellen Hebbeler of Goreville
Mother- Alice Lorene Marshall of Goreville
Rodney Hebbeler of Thompsonville
Terri Dial of Mount Vernon
Cindy Umbriana of Mount Vernon
Margaret Cooling of Marion
Shirley Pound of Caney, Oklahoma
Billy Wrobleski of Olney, Texas
Tony Stiles of Atoka, Oklahoma
Twenty one grandchildren
Eleven great grandchildren
Mother in law- Floy Horn of Farris, Oklahoma
Sister- Doris Lingle and husband Denny of Goreville
Brother- Melvin Hebbeler and wife Kay of Herrin
Brother- Bill Hebbeler and wife Mitty of Zeigler
Sister in law- Kay Dodd of Atoka, Oklahoma
Brother in law- Glen Horn of Atoka, Oklahoma
Several nieces, nephews and cousins
He was preceded in death by his father, two children- Danny and Michael Hebbeler and one sister- Shirley Hebbeler.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Don’s life at The Marion VFW (201 East Long Street Rd/ Marion, IL 62959) on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Memorial arrangements were made at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.
For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com