William "Bill" Gembler
June 28, 1927 – December 5, 2018
William “Bill” Gembler went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the age of 91. He was born in San Antonio, TX on June 28, 1927. Bill served in the Army Air Corp during WW II. He worked at the Pearl Brewery for 38 years and after retiring, he went on to work for Enterprise Rental Car for another 15 years; finally retiring at the age of 85. Needless to say he was a hard worker. Bill was a beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be dearly missed.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Edward S. and Felice Gembler; his wife of 52 years, Arbella Solt Gembler; and his siblings, Warren G. Gembler and Edwards S. Gembler. He is survived by his children, William Gembler, Jr. (DeNae), Larry D. Gembler (Dawn), Sandra J. Brust, Margaret J. Kostan (Bill), Elizabeth A. Jonak (David), Janice Chastain (Phil), Michelle Gembler; 16 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; his siblings, Lincoln Gembler (Dorothy), Rosemarie Heinrich (Alvin-deceased), and Milton Gembler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 11th from 6-8:00 pm in the Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, December 12th at 12:00 pm in the Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
- He is survived by his children, William Gembler, Jr. (DeNae), Larry D. Gembler (Dawn), Sandra J. Brust, Margaret J. Kostan (Bill), Elizabeth A. Jonak (David), Janice Chastain (Phil), Michelle Gembler; 16 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; his siblings, Lincoln Gembler (Dorothy), Rosemarie Heinrich (Alvin-deceased), and Milton Gembler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
- Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2018
- Chapel Service Wednesday, December 12, 2018
- Committal Service Wednesday, December 12, 2018
William "Bill" Gembler
Sonia Canle "Big Sonia" Solt
December 14, 2018
I have many fond memories of Bill and Arbella and all the kids. I know Arbella was there to greet him. I never forgot all the fishing, hunting and weddings, especially accepting the challenge of making Larry’s wedding cake. I miss everyone and they will always live in my heart. I no longer recognize all of the family since many years have pass; but I love all of you and send all the family my blessings and prayers. I just know Bill has a beer in his hand getting ready to hunt or go fishing.
Sonia Canle Solt (Sr. / Big Sonia)
December 12, 2018
Words cannot express my gratitude for having known Mr. Gembler. He and Arbella were always so kind and giving to my family when I was growing up. They gave of themselves so selflessly when they took care of my niece and nephew, Jocelyn and Aaron Davis. They treated them like family. I can't thank them enough! My deepest sympathies to the family. You were so blessed to have him in your life. What a legacy! I give praise to God for sharing him with the world for 91 years. You will be missed! With love, Gracie and the Davis family.
December 9, 2018
I met and worked with Bill for five years at Enterprise. We became good friends during that time and always tried to work together. We communicated regularly after I left Enterprise
Will miss his friendship and enthusiastic personality.
December 7, 2018
My wish was always that he had been my Father instead of my Uncle.
(I will always remember his spit shine work boots and starched uniform shirts. ) He has blessed me with SO many great childhood memories. He was truely a
blessing to so many. I will always love this man.