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LINCOLN -- Arthur T. Gehlbach, 97, of
Lincoln, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial
Visitation will be from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,
May 4, at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in
Lincoln. His funeral will follow at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.
Mr. Gehlbach was an auto body repairman and began
working at the Chevy garage in 1935. He eventually
became the owner and operator of Art's Auto Body.
He was born Feb. 14, 1913, in Lincoln. His
parents were Edward P. and Goldie A. Thompson
Gehlbach. He married Harriet Rule in 1941. He later
married Ruth M. Baker in 1967, and she preceded him
in death on Nov. 4, 1999.
He is survived by his son, Edwin Gehlbach of
Springfield; two stepdaughters, Nancy Puls and Kay
Basile-Super; two sisters, Virginia Splain of Morris
and Lois Hayes-Kavelman of Decatur; one brother,
Robert Gehlbach of Lincoln; stepgrandchildren; Debbie
Willis, Jeff, Randy and Rick Puls, Matt Basile,
Juliet Steitzer, Douglas Miller, Lynette Wather,
Andrea De-May, and Greg Miller; and many
He was also preceded in death by one brother,
John, and one stepson, Glenn Miller.
He was of the Baptist faith. He was a charter
member of the Moose club in Lincoln, helped to
organize the Railsplitter Antique Auto Club in 1966,
and was a 50-year member of Lincoln Lodge 204 IOOF,
serving as their treasurer for 14 years.
Memorial donations may be made to Salvation Army or
Railsplitter Antique Auto Club and will be accepted
at the funeral home.
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