Hillsboro – Harold Jacob Wiebe, 89, died December 21, 2016 at Hillsboro Community Hospital. He was born April 22, 1927 to J.D. and Selma (Flaming) Wiebe in Hillsboro. He was a banker with First National Bank in Hillsboro. He married Carol Barb March 29, 1957 at Ellsworth, Kansas. Survivors include: wife, Carol Wiebe of Hillsboro; sons, Warran D (Margaret) Wiebe of Lawrence, Ward D. (Beth) Wiebe of Branson, Missouri, Wade D. (Jan) Wiebe of Lawrence; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Celebration of Life Service 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 23, 2016 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Officiated by Pastor Brian Allen. Interment 10:00 a.m. Friday at Gnadenau Cemetery 2 miles South of Hillsboro. Family will receive guests from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Memorials to Kanakuk Ministries in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, Kansas 67063. Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com
Life Sketch taken from the Funeral Bulletin
Harold Jacob Wiebe, 89, of Hillsboro, KS passed away December 21, 2016. He is survived by Carol his wife of 59 years and three sons, Warran (Margaret) of Lawrence, KS, Ward (Beth) of Branson, MO, Wade (Jan) of Lawrence, KS, 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Harold was baptized in the Cottonwood River as a member of the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.
He attended Hillsboro High School leaving before graduation to enlist in the U.S. Navy where he served during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He returned from military service to continue his education at McPherson College and Kansas University Law School. During high school, military service and college he was an outstanding basketball star. In 1949 he was a member of the McPherson American Legion’s National Championship Basketball squad. He was a founding member of Hillsboro American Legion Post No. 366.
Harold and Carol were married on March 29, 1957 in Ellsworth, KS. The three sons were born in Great Bend, KS in 1958, 1960, and 1962.
The business world provided banking and insurance investigation jobs in central Kansas. In January 1963 Harold returned to Hillsboro to join the First National Bank where his career spanned thirty years of service to the business and farming communities. He served as Mayor of Hillsboro for twenty years from 1971 to 1991. During this time he was an active supporter of the people of Hillsboro and was also well known throughout the state of Kansas for his leadership and service to many other communities.
The funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 am on December 23, 2016 at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Visitors will be received by the family from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on December 22, 2016 at the Jost Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to the Jost Funeral Home in the name of Kanakuk Kamp Christian Ministries.