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412 North 7th Street
GARDEN CITY, KS 67846
Phone: (620) 276-3219
Fax: (620) 276-2115
Max Hiebert

Max Hiebert

Sunday, February 6th, 1938 - Sunday, May 12th, 2019
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Max Hiebert, age 81, of Ulysses, Kansas, died May 12, 2019, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born February 6, 1938, in Dodge City, Kansas, the son of John and Edith (Mehl) Hiebert.

Max grew up in the Turpin, Oklahoma, area. He accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age. After the death of his mother, he moved with his family to Ulysses and attended his Junior and Senior year and was a graduate of Grant County Rural High School. He played football for Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma, graduating in 1960. He spent his summers playing for the Liberal BJ’s baseball team. After graduating, Max taught in Amarillo, Texas, for five years. During this time, Max married Donna Wilkerson on December 10, 1960, in Johnson, Kansas. They moved back to Ulysses, Kansas, where Max taught math and coached football, track and basketball. In all, Max coached 65 seasons of sports. Max received his Master’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of New Mexico in 1970. He also taught in Colombia, South America from 1977-1979. Max 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 served on the Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital board. He was inducted into the Kansas Teacher’s Hall of Fame on June 7, 1997. Max was selected as the Grant County Citizen of the Year in 1998. He was a master electrician, and enjoyed wood working and carpentry. Max and Donna moved to North Newton, Kansas, in 2015 and recently returned to Ulysses, Kansas.

Max is survived by his wife, Donna of Ulysses, Kansas; one daughter, Terri Cantrell and husband Tim of Ulysses, Kansas; two grandchildren, Katelynn Johnson and husband Josh of Ulysses, Kansas, and Austin Cantrell and wife Olivia of Memphis, Tennessee; one brother, Arlis Hiebert and wife Barbara of San Marcus, Texas; step-brother, Don Wiebe and wife Arlene of Calgary Ontario, Canada; step-sister, Loretta Jost and husband Dean of Aurora, Nebraska; two great-grand children, Charles Max and Andi Johnson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; step-brother, Gary Wiebe; and one son, William John Hiebert in 1966.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Celebration Baptist Church in Ulysses, Kansas, with Reverend Jon Becker, Reverend Don Morris and Reverend Tim Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow at Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, Kansas. Friends may call at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses, Kansas, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 2:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m. Family requests memorial contributions be given to Fellowship of Christian Athletes in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W Grant, Ulysses, Kansas 67880.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Garnand Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    405 W. Grant Ave.
    ULYSSES, KS
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Celebration Baptist Church
    Address
    831 N. College St.
    ULYSSES, KS
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  • Interment

    Location
    Ulysses Cemetery
    Address
    ULYSSES, KS 67880

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Mike Cole

Posted at 03:48pm
Deepest sympathies to the entire family of Coach Hiebert. However, we all know what a quality man and great example he was for many hundreds of students and players. If ever a life was to be celebrated, the life of Coach Hiebert should be much applauded. Thank You, Coach, for your time, your vision, and genuine love for others.
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Rita Kliewer Taylor

Posted at 09:53am
My deepest sympathy to the family. I have fond memories of Max from my youth. I know he is singing in heaven. Rita Kliewer Taylor
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Fernando Parra

Posted at 05:17pm
I was an exchange student from Spain at UHS. He helped me a lot, and i remember him as a very good person. You can be proud of him. Respect
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JD

Posted at 04:08pm
May the family of Max Hiebert please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.
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