Leo Orebaugh

10/18/2013

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GREAT BEND — Leo Wilson Orebaugh, 93, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson, Kan.

He was born Oct. 26, 1919, at Tyro, Kan., to Clark O. and Alta P. (Wilson) Orebaugh.

He married Edna Jurgensen on April 24, 1941, at Albert, Kan. She died May 11, 2002. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Orebaugh and Melvin Orebaugh; and three sisters, Fern Wintamute, Loretta Orebaugh and Jean Orebaugh.

Mr. Orebaugh was a brick mason, he worked for Lindholm Construction, C.V. Cale, Dreiling Masonry, and also did independent contracting. He was a lifetime resident of Great Bend, Kan., having been raised in Dodge City. He was a United States Army veteran, serving during World War II. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church, American Legion Argonne Post 180, Eagles Aerie No. 646, and Brick Layers Union Local No. 15 for 73 years.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Orebaugh of Garden City, Kan., and Randy Orebaugh and his wife Gloria of Great Bend, Kan.; two daughters, Ulanda Stiebben of Pratt, Kan., and Jolene Peters and her husband John of Great Bend, Kan.; one sister, Mildred Demoret of Jetmore, Kan.; one brother, Clark Orebaugh of Wichita, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one special friend, Nadine Maier; and his loyal shiba inu companion, Daisy Mae.

Funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at First Southern Baptist Church in Great Bend, with the Rev. Dr. Doyle Smith officiating. Interment will be at Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend, Kan., with military rites conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard.

Visitation hours are 1 to 9 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Great Bend Senior Center or First Southern Baptist Church, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.

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