Virgil Joseph Tebbe, age 87, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday, February 3, 2014 at Veterans Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Born April 3, 1926 in Franklin County, Indiana he was the son of the late Leo J. & Alvina (Pulskamp) Tebbe. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having earned the Purple Heart. On August 11, 1948 he was united in marriage to the former Mary J. Lanning, and she survives.
Before his retirement, he had worked for several years at Standard Motor Parts in Brookville, then at the Vevay IGA Store and most recently until his retirement, as a loan officer at the former Peoples Trust Company Bank in Brookville..
Virgil was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church; a Fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1010 of Brookville; Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion; Wilbur Dennison Post #2014 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; the Disabled American Veterans, as well as the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Besides Mary, his wife of over 65 years, survivors include three daughters & sons-in-law, Jenny (Paul) Hazelwood, Carolyn (Kenny) Eckerle, and Brenda (Tom) Eckerle all of Brookville, Indiana; one son, Gary Tebbe of Brookville; 11 Grandchildren; 22 Great-Grandchildren; three sisters, Pat Deaton of Vevay, Indiana, Lee Propes of Aurora, Indiana and LaVerne Sauerland of Batesville, Indiana; a sister-in-law, Beverly Tebbe of Brookville, Indiana; three brothers, Keith Tebbe of Brookville, Indiana, Glenn Tebbe of Greensburg, Indiana and Merle Tebbe of Indianapolis, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Angela Tebbe; an infant son, William Roger Tebbe; a daughter-in-law, Amy Tebbe; and a brother, Melvin Tebbe.
Family & friends may visit from 4 till 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookvile, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 P.M..
Rev. Sean Danda will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 7, 2014, 10:30 A.M., at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Brookville. Burial with Full Military Graveside Honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion will follow in St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be directed to Works of Mercy Inc., Brookville, St. Michaels Catholic School, or the Veterans of Foreign Wars. To sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
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