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Conrad Gebeck

SHEFFIELD — Conrad William Gebeck, 82, of Buda died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Conrad was born June 5, 1930, in Kewanee, the son of Charles R. and Ella (Knudsen) Gebeck. He graduated from Sheffield High School in 1948 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in Okinawa. He farmed all his life with his brother, Frank, and then also with his nephew, Bill. He loved his family, to fix things and weld.

Conrad was a lifetime member of Sheffield United Church of Christ and had served as a trustee and treasurer of the Sheffield Fire District for 52 years.

Survivors include a sister, Gertrude Cole of Greenfield; a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Patricia Gebeck of Buda; four nephews, Steven and Charles Cole, and Charles and William Gebeck; and four nieces, Angella Hughes, Melissa (Mark) Warzecha, Jennifer Gebeck and Katherine (Michael) Pratt. Also surviving are four great-nephews, Jordan and Christopher Cole, Frank Gebeck II and Ryan Pratt; eight great-nieces, Stephanie, Kelly, Danielle and Rebecca Hughes, Marissa Warzech, and Hannah, Jennifer and Elizabeth Pratt; and numerous great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sheffield United Church of Christ with the Rev. Jane Courtright officiating. Burial will be in the Sheffield Cemetery with military rites by the Sheffield American Legion.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Sheffield Fire Department.

The Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Sheffield, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed by visiting Conrad’s obituary at


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