Gilbert Lewis Hebenstreit

January 11, 1938 ~ September 2, 2019 (age 81)


Gilbert Lewis Hebenstreit, 81, of Gillespie, IL, died at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, IL on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 2:46 pm. He was born January 11, 1938, in Staunton, IL to Donald Hebenstreit & Louise (Calcari) Hebenstreit. He married Mary Jean (Goehe) Hebenstreit. He was owner/operator of Hebenstreit Funeral Home, Hebenstreit Furniture Store, 3 M Sanitation, Hebenstreit Apartments and car washes. Gilbert was also an Anheuser Busch Distributor. He was a veteran of the US Marines. Gilbert enjoyed family, friends and cooking. He is survived by his spouse, Mary Jean Hebenstreit of Gillespie, IL, children, Mary Louise "Weiser" Hebenstreit of Benld, IL, Gene (Stephanie) Hebenstreit of Litchfield, IL, Margaret "Margie" (Mike) Brill of Gillespie, IL, grandchildren, Britt Hebenstreit, Chelsey (Brandon) Semplowski, Alec Hebenstreit, Maris Brill, great-grandchildren, Marlee Hebenstreit, Rowdy Hebenstreit, Viera Hebenstreit, Noah Semplowski, Alyvia Semplowski, Liam Semplowski and sister in law, Mary. L. Hebenstreit. Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donald Hebenstreit. Friends may call on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie, IL from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM at SS Simon and Jude Church, Gillespie, IL. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Staunton, IL. Memorials are suggested to SS Simon and Jude Church or Gillespie Benld Ambulance Service. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gilbert Lewis Hebenstreit, please visit our floral store.


September 5, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie
203 E Elm
Gillespie, IL 62033

Funeral Mass
September 6, 2019

10:00 AM
SS Simon and Jude Church
304 N Macoupin
Gillespie, IL 62033


SS Simon and Jude Church

Gillespie Benld Ambulance Service

© 2020 Kravanya Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA