OBITUARY: Wesley Wayne Hiebert

Wesley Wayne Hiebert, 68, of Newton passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Salem Home in Hillsboro. Wesley was born March 18, 1951, in Kingman, to Willie and Betty (Robinson) Hiebert.

The family moved to Newton when Wesley was younger and Wesley attended and graduated from Newton High School. On April 12, 1975, he married Christine Ann Silhan in Pilson. Wesley worked at several different manufacturing jobs over the years, such as Phillips Industries, AGCO, Chandler in Halstead, Boeing, Excel, as a stocker at Dillons, and Excel. Most recently, since his health declined, he worked as a greeter at Walmart, where he was known as the “Gentle Giant.” When he wasn’t there, children would ask where the “big guy with the big voice is.” When he wasn’t working, Wesley enjoyed puzzles, woodworking and remodeling the house and drawing designs of his dream home.

Wesley was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Donna Hiebert.

He is survived by his wife, Christine; sons, Daniel (Lisa) Hiebert of Eureka and Mike Hiebert of Newton; daughter, Alice Hiebert of Wichita; brother, Tim Hiebert of Burns; and grandchildren, Sierria, Travis, Kerlen and Mason.

Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, July 25, with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 26, at Restlawn Garden of Memories on Highway 50, west of Newton.

Family suggests memorials to Caring Hands Humane Society and may be sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home.