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McGilley Antioch Chapel

3325 Northeast Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

William Joseph Hibschle

January 4, 1933January 26, 2020

William Joseph Hibschle, USAF (RET), died unexpectedly on Sunday, 1/26/2020, after battling with multiple myeloma. He was 87 years old. His service to the freedom of our nation extended to Alaska, many of the lower 48 states, Japan, Ethiopia, South Africa, South Korea, Somalia, Germany, Belgium, Greenland, and other venues undisclosed.

Father of four, two of his greatest sorrows was being predeceased by his eldest son, Joe, and only daughter, Diane. He is survived by his wife of 68 years and high school sweetheart Dorothy, son Jeff and wife Faith, son David and wife Sara, grandsons Ryan and Kyle, granddaughters Sara Jo and Alison, great grandchildren Nick, Will, Josh, Brighton, Zoey and Chloe, and sister Marianne Dickerson of Denver, CO.

Bill served in the Air Force for 26 years, rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel before retiring in Kansas City, MO, in 1978. During his distinguished career, he attained a master’s degree in management, Summa Cum Laude, at Park University while working full time in the service of his country.

A man of many talents, Bill was an accomplished hunter, fisherman, woodworker, and sang tenor in the Anchorage, AK, choir when stationed there in the late 1960’s. Years before, still a teenager, he travelled and performed professionally with a local jazz band in and around his hometown of Leadville, CO. In addition to his singing chops, Bill also played the piano, saxophone, clarinet, and ukulele.

Bill’s passing leaves a large void in the lives of those who knew and loved him. Still, they can take comfort in knowing that he is in a better place and cherish the memories of a full life.

  • FAMILY

  • Dorothy Hibschle, Wife
  • Jeff (Faith) Hibschle, Son
  • David (Sara) Hibschle, Son
  • Ryan and Kyle, Grandsons
  • Sara Jo and Alison, Granddaughters
  • Marianne Dickerson, Sister
  • Great-grandchildren: Nick, Will, Josh, Brighton, Zoey and Chloe

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Marianne Dickerson

January 29, 2020

For years I have laughingly told people that for growing up years I served as a moving target for my older brothers, Orrin and Bill. In fact it was a pretty great childhood but it wasn't until going through a trying time of my own that my brother, Bill, became more than a sibling. He became my best friend and confidant. His death came as a total shock to me..... I already miss him more than I thought possible. My undying love to my Kansas City Hibschles, one and all.

Zoey hibschle

January 29, 2020

We all loved William so much and it’s always hard

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY