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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Obituary: Gilbert L. Wedel

  • Gilbert L. “Gib” Wedel, 78 of Canton, died July 1, 2013, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, on St. Francis, Wichita.
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  • Gilbert L. “Gib” Wedel, 78 of Canton, died July 1, 2013, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, on St. Francis, Wichita.
    He was a retired principal and a music teacher for more than 31 years, mainly for the Canton, Galva and Canton-Galva schools. After retirement, Gib served as choir director for the Canton United Methodist Church, of which he was a faithful member and drove for a local trucking firm. He also was an active member of the Canton Senior Center.
    He was born June 14, 1935, in Goessel, the son of Martin and Linda (Dalke) Wedel. On Nov. 26, 1960, he married Sharon E. Perryman in Colorado Springs, Colo., and she survives.
    Other survivors include a son, Skip (Lisa) Wedel, Bixby, Okla.; a daughter, Tami (Brad) Seifert, Junction City; three brothers, Bob (Rosie) Wedel, Lyons, Don (Ava) Wedel, El Dorado and Rod (Patti) Wedel, Newton; a sister, Irene Wiebe, Spring, Texas, and five grandchildren.
    Two brothers, Harold and Arnie Wedel and a sister, Goldie McMurray, preceded him in death.
    Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at the Canton United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Canton Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at Olson’s Mortuary, Canton.
    Memorials have been established with the church or the Canton Senior Center, in care of the mortuary.

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