Gilbert L. Hebenstreit, 81


Gilbert Lewis Hebenstreit, 81, of Gillespie, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at 2:46 p.m. at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. at Saints Simon and Jude Church in Gillespie. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton.

Mr. Hebenstreit was born Jan. 11, 1938, in Staunton, to Donald and Louise (Calcari) Hebenstreit. He married Mary Jean (Goehe) Hebenstreit, and she survives.

He was the owner /operator of Hebenstreit Funeral Home, Hebenstreit Furniture Store, 3 M Sanitation, Hebenstreit Apartments and car washes.

An Anheuser Busch Distributor, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. He enjoyed family, friends and cooking.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Mary Louise "Weiser" Hebenstreit of Benld, Gene (Stephanie) Hebenstreit of Litchfield and Margaret "Margie" (Mike) Brill of Gillespie; grandchildren, Britt Hebenstreit, Chelsey (Brandon) Semplowski, Alec Hebenstreit and Maris Brill; great-grandchildren, Marlee Hebenstreit, Rowdy Hebenstreit, Viera Hebenstreit, Noah Semplowski, Alyvia Semplowski and Liam Semplowki; and sister-in-law, Mary L. Hebenstreit.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Donald Hebenstreit.

Memorials may be made to Saints Simon and Jude Church or Gillespie-Benld Ambulance Service.

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