January 23, 2013


OCT. 25, 1955 — JAN. 18, 2013

OSKALOOSA — Dennis “Grizz” Hibler, 57, of Oskaloosa, died Friday morning, Jan. 18, 2013, at the Mahaska Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. 

He was born Oct. 25, 1955, at Oskaloosa, the son of Wesley and Marilyn Lockard Hibler. He graduated from the Oskaloosa Senior High School with the class of 1973. In 1978, he began working at Clow Valve Company, and was a receiving clerk in the warehouse until illness no longer allowed him to work. On June 29, 1979, Grizz was united in marriage to Rhonda Stephenson at Oskaloosa. He enjoyed riding his Harley and attending cycle functions as well as going to Sturgis, and was a member of ABATE District 14. He enjoyed the companionship of his chocolate labs, the late Humphrey, and now Abby. Grizz maintained and added to his childhood toy collection, and enjoyed trips to Menards for just the right tools. He was a “simple man” but enjoyed sports cars and detailing cars; working in the yard; and hanging out on the deck with family and friends. Grizz had a great sense of humor and enjoyed the many early years he spent with his grandparents on their farm. Grizz always looked forward to correspondence from his “chemo-angel” Linda Cain, of Fort Collins, Colo.

His family includes his wife, Rhonda Hibler, of Oskaloosa; his mother and stepfather, Marilyn and Eddie Hoover, of Oskaloosa; a sister: Cindy Peterson (and Mike Gatton), of What Cheer; and her children, Amy (and Eric) Stout, of Oskaloosa, and Michael (and Molly) Peterson, of Montezuma; a step brother: Carroll Hoover; a step sister: Becky Netten, all of Oskaloosa; three sisters-in-law: Brenda (and John) Lown, of Webster, Peggy and (and Duane) Van Dee, of North English, and Cathy (and Ron) Fry, of Sigourney; and other nieces and nephews; and his faithful chocolate lab, Abby.

He was preceded in death by his father; his mother-in-law: Janice Stephenson; a brother-in-law: Alan Stephenson; and one of his labs, Humphrey.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with Pastor Alvern Boetsma officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery at Oskaloosa. Visitation will begin at the Bates Funeral Chapel on Monday after 10:30 a.m., and the family will be at the funeral chapel on Monday from 5 – 8 p.m. to greet friends and relatives. A memorial fund has been established in his name.  

Text Only
  • Lester Kershaw obit photo LESTER KERSHAW DEC. 3, 1936 -- JULY 19, 2014 OTTUMWA – Lester L. Kershaw, 77, of 334 Keomah Village in Oskaloosa and formerly of Ottumwa, died at 10:57 a.m. July 19, 2014, at Serenity House in Oskaloosa. He was born Dec. 3, 1936, in Ottumwa to Gomer and Mary Wisenbaugh Kershaw. He married Ali

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Emily Larson obit photo EMILY RUTH LARSON DEC. 22, 1943 -- JULY 6, 2014 BIG TIMBER, Mont. — Emily Ruth Larson, 71, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at home, surrounded by family, on the ranch she loved so much.Emily was born Dec. 22, 1943, in Oskaloosa to Charles A. and Hester (Wray) Williams. She was a whirlwind of activity a

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • James Robert Lee obit photo JAMES ROBERT LEE III JUNE 3, 1968 -- JULY 16, 2014 OSKALOOSA — James Robert Lee III, 46, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. James was born June 3, 1968, in Seneca, S.C., to James Robert Lee Jr. and Carolyn (Schoenly) Butler.He is survived by his wife, Jennifer L. Swift-Lee; daughte

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GLEN MINER JAN. 3, 1923 -- JULY 16, 2014 ROSE HILL — Glen Miner, 91, of Rose Hill, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his home in Rose Hill. He was born Jan. 3, 1923, in Deep River, the son of Benjamin Clarkson and Inez Adel (Capehart) Miner. He graduated from Barnes City High School with

    July 18, 2014

  • Frank Scott FRANK SCOTT

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cindy Lovell obit photo CINDY LOVELL NOV. 13, 1956 -- JULY 11, 2014 OSKALOOSA — Cindy Lovell, 57, of Oskaloosa, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. She was born Nov. 13, 1956, at Prairie du Chien, Wis., the daughter of Dennis and Carolyn Fuller Kramer. She spent most of her childh

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dorothy Kennedy obit photo DOROTHY KENNEDY APRIL 14, 1922 -- JULY 13, 2014 OSKALOOSA — Dorothy Kennedy, 92, of Oskaloosa, passed Sunday, July 13, 2014, at the Oskaloosa Care Center.Dorothy Jean Kennedy, daughter of Hugh Howard and Marie Helen (Andeway) Shaw, was born April 14, 1922, in Oskaloosa. She was a 1940 graduate of

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Robert Carter obit photo ROBERT CARTER FEB. 4, 1936 -- JULY 10, 2014 DES MOINES — Robert L. Carter was born Feb. 4, 1936, in Oskaloosa. He passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Des Moines. Golf was an enjoyed sport for Bob. He was deeply involved in family activities. Final resting place will be Laurel Hill Cemetery

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • PHILIP DEAN SHAVER APRIL 10, 1929 -- JULY 10, 2014 SIGOURNEY — Philip Dean Shaver, age 85, of Sigourney, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Sigourney Care Center. Philip was born April 10, 1929, in Sigourney, the fourth of five sons of Dr. Roy Ernest and Mary Eugenia (McCully) Shaver. He was a mem

    July 14, 2014

  • Elvera Spoelstra obit photo ELVERA SPOELSTRA SEPT. 2, 1925 -- JULY 10, 2014 OSKALOOSA — Elvera Spoelstra, 88, of Oskaloosa, passed away Thursday morning, July 10, 2014, at the Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa.Elvera Mae Spoelstra was born, Sept. 2, 1925, in Galesburg to Cornelius and Mary (Van Rheenen) Willemsen. Elv

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

Oskaloosa Shopper
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Photo reprints