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category: Obituary, date: 2008-05-03, by Avon SD
Jean William Hubner
Jean William Hebner(February 2, 1912 - May 3, 2008)

Jean William Hebner, 96 of Avon

His funeral service will be 10:30 am Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at the Danzig Baptist Church, rural Avon, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the church Tuesday from 3 pm to 7 pm, followed by a prayer service. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jean William Hebner, son of William P. and Gertrude (Wright) Hebner, was born February 2, 1912 on a farm near Avon, SD. He died Saturday, May 3, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Society in Tyndall. Jean attained the age of 96years, one month and 2 days.

Jean graduated from Avon High School in 1930. On April 12, 1938, he married Marian Pritzkau and together they farmed until 1940. In May of 1940, they purchased the Fair City Cleaners in Tripp, SD. In 1943, they moved to Mitchell where Jean found employment at Montgomery Wards and later at Piggot Cleaners. In 1949, they moved back to the family farm near Avon. They farmed until 1970, when they moved into Avon. Jean worked for Cashway Building Supply and Hubner Ranch Supply. He became a resident of the Tyndall Good Samaritan Society on August 14, 2007.

Jean was active in the Avon community having served on the city council, Avon Community Education Council and was a member of the Lions Club.

Jean accepted the Lord as Savior and was baptized by Rev. A.W. Lang on March 19, 1939, and became a member of the Danzig Baptist Church, rural Avon. Here he served on many church boards, taught Sunday School and sang in a male quartet. Jean will be remembered for his enjoyment of fishing and wood working. He was always happy, concerned about others, and known for his gentleness and kindness.

Thankful for having shared his life are his wife, Marian of Tyndall; niece, Janice Harmon of Nampa, ID; two nephews: Arlen Hebner of Caldwell, ID and Dean Hebner of Vancouver, WA; and one sister-in-law, Amelia Hebner of Vancouver, WA.

Jean was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Helen Hebner; and two brothers: Lee and infant brother, Kermit.

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