Edna Marie Gebel

    Edna Marie Gebel age 82, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 with family around her at Azria Health. Edna was born December 21, 1940 in Dimock, South Dakota the daughter of Ella (Koster) and Raymond Hohn along with six other siblings. Edna was married to the love of her life Kenneth Gebel for 64 years this coming June 11th. They married in 1959 in Mitchell, South Dakota, started a family which consisted of five children which Blossomed into twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren whom will miss her dearly.

     Edna worked at many places over the years until she found her calling at Longview Nursing Home (now called Azria Health). She started as a nurse’s aid and worked her way up to being a “Med Nurse”. Many of her young co-workers that she worked with were there to take care of her many years later. We thank them so very much!! She retired early at 65 in 2005. Edna especially loved camping, sewing, painting and last but not least baking. She loved finding new recipes to try out.  One of her favorites was green tomato pie!!

     Edna is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Melvin, Delbert and Joel.

     Edna is survived by her husband Kenneth Gebel, children, Darla and husband Mike, Ron and wife Annette, Rick and wife Margaret, Randy and wife Leah, Scott and wife Carla, twelve grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, sisters Karen Mountain, Donna Steiner, brother Denny Hohn.

     Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. with Rosary at 10:15 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

     The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the church following the Mass Service.

     Memorial donations can be directed to her family for future designation.

In Loving Memory Of

Edna Marie Gebel


December 21,1940                       Dimock, South Dakota

Entered Into Rest

April 11, 2023                                  Missouri Valley, Iowa

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2023

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

Missouri Valley, Iowa

Celebrant                          Father Raphael Masabakhwa

                                assisted by Deacon Michael Carney

Organist                                                           Kris Gash

Vocalist                                               Elizabeth Dillinger

Vocal Selections

“Be Not Afraid” “On Eagles Wings”

Casket Bearers

Chris Kelch                                                      Kyle Gebel

Andy Gebel                                                     Mike Gebel

Derek Gebel                                               Mike Rumage

Braydon Gebel



  • Janice and Denny Welch Posted April 15, 2023 5:10 pm

    So very sorry, sending hugs, thoughts and prayers to you all! Edna was a wonderful sister-in-law and great person! May she rest in peace!

  • Lo Henderson Posted April 17, 2023 8:30 am

    I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family of Edna Marie Gebel. I pray that the Lord will surround the family with compassion and love during your time of mourning.

    Lo Henderson

  • Michelle (Buttery) Pilley Posted April 18, 2023 7:57 pm

    I have such fond memories of working at Longview with Edna during high school and my early nursing career. I always knew it was going to be a good night at work if Edna was part of the team! My deepest sympathies for your loss of a truly wonderful and amazing woman!

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