EAST GULL LAKE -- Kenneth Simon Wiebolt, age 69, of East Gull Lake, died Jan. 6, 2004, at home on Sylvan Lake. He was born Oct. 18, 1934, in Ogema, Minn., to Frederick and Leona (Knoblach) Wiebolt.
Ken grew up in Ogema, Minn., and worked as a butter maker in his father's creamery while attending Waubun High School. He graduated in 1952. After serving in the U.S. Army, Ken worked his way through Moorhead State University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in physical education and business in 1960. He completed his master's degree in 1967. Ken was a successful coach and teacher, touching the lives of many. Ken worked within the Minnesota Community College system, starting in 1968 at Thief River Falls, Minn. He loved working with the students, serving them in many capacities from counselor to president. He retired as the vice provost at the Central Lakes College in 1995. Ken enjoyed travel, woodworking, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Ken is survived by Eunice, his spouse of 18 years; his three sons, Mike (Jani) Wiebolt of Breezy Point, Mark (Holly) Wiebolt of Pequot Lakes, and Scott Wiebolt of Maplewood; two stepsons, Dean (Tanya) Dorholt of Warroad, and David (Kelly) Dorholt of St. Michael; nine grandchildren, Michael and Benjamin Wiebolt, Christopher and Patrick Johnson, Haley Wiebolt, Emily and Drew Dorholt and Amanda and Emma Dorholt; two brothers, Ervin (Lois) Wiebolt of Detroit Lakes and Delroy (Betty) Wiebolt of Bemidji; and one sister, Jean Stangler of Cannon Falls. His mother and father preceded Ken in death.
Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at 11 a.m. at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Nisswa with Father George Zeck officiating. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 9 from 5-7 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Friends may also visit Saturday, Jan. 10 at St. Christopher's from 10-11 a.m. Burial will be at Pelican Woods Cemetery in Breezy Point.
The family would appreciate memorials to the living angels of St. Joseph's Medical Center Hospice of Brainerd. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
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