David F. Wiebe, 81, passed away Nov. 11, 2011, and was thereby transported to the care of his Savior, Jesus Christ.
He was born June 19, 1930, to David V. Wiebe and Martha Frantz Wiebe in Hillsboro, Kan. He is survived by brothers, Raymond and John and wife Caryl; a sister Constance and husband Don Isaac; all of Hillsboro. Nieces and nephews include Dorene Wiebe Thiesen (Linden), Jon Wiebe (Ellynne), Colene Wiebe Wiens (Joel), Christina Isaac Zimmerman (Lance), James Isaac, and 15 grand-nieces and nephews.
David attended Tabor College, Bethel College, Arizona State University, and the University of Colorado. He was a secondary school teacher at Conway Springs, Andale, Lincolnville, Hutchinson, Belleville, and Bentley in Kansas. He also served on the administrative staff of Freeman Junior College of Freeman, S.D., and Tabor College, Hillsboro.
From 1984 to 2002, David served as Director of Museums for the City of Hillsboro. He enjoyed this opportunity and was well versed in the history of Hillsboro and Hillsboro families. He was involved in farming in California and Kansas. He had an extensive collection of antique farm equipment.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. in the Hillsboro Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church. Memorial gifts may be sent to Friends of the Hillsboro Museums in care of Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Kan.