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August 23rd, 2019

max hiebertULYSSES – Max Hiebert, 81, died Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. 

He was born Feb. 6, 1938 to John and Edith (Mehl) Hiebert in Dodge City. 

He married Donna Wilkerson Dec. 10, 1960, in Johnson. She survives.

He graduated from Grant County Rural High School.  He attended Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Okla., graduating in 1960. He received his Master’s Degree in mathematics from the University of New Mexico in 1970.

He spent his summers playing for the Liberal Bee Jays baseball team.   

In all, he coached 65 seasons of sports. He also taught in Colombia from 1977 to 1979. 

He was active in several churches, where he was a song leader for 40 years, taught Sunday School and held many other church leadership roles. 

He was instrumental in starting Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which he led for 30 years at the high school in Ulysses. He was inducted into the Kansas Teacher’s Hall of Fame June 7, 1997. 

He served on the Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital board. 

He was a master electrician, and enjoyed wood working and carpentry. 

Survivors also include daughter, Terri Cantrell and husband, Tim, Ulysses; grandchildren, Katelynn Johnson and husband, Josh, Ulysses, and Austin Cantrell and wife, Olivia, Memphis, Tenn.; brother, Arlis Hiebert and wife, Barbara, San Marcus, Texas; stepbrother, Don Wiebe and wife, Arlene, Calgary Ontario, Canada; stepsister, Loretta Jost and husband, Dean, Aurora, Neb.; great-grandchildren, Charles Max and Andi Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.    

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepbrother, Gary Wiebe; and son, William John Hiebert.

• Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Celebration Baptist Church in Ulysses, with Reverend Jon Becker, Reverend Don Morris and Reverend Tim Sullivan presiding. 

Burial will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery in Ulysses. 

Friends may call from 2:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses.   

Memorials are suggested to Fellowship of Christian Athletes in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W Grant, Ulysses, Kansas 67880. 

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