Filbert O. "Fil" Gehle (1921 - 2014)

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Filbert O. "Fil" Gehle, 92, of Vandalia, passed away at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Peter Kolb officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday at the church. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Holy Cross Lutheran Church or Fayette County Health Department Hospice. Online condolences may be shared at
Mr. Gehle was born on Oct. 1, 1921, in St. Paul, the son of Martin and Clara Holman Gehle. He married Hilda Rebbe on Dec. 28, 1941; she passed away on Jan. 31, 1993. He married Linda Braasch on Feb. 19, 1994.
He was a farmer, and a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Fayette County Farm Bureau. He served on the Lutheran Care Center board and the Fayette County Farm Service Board of Directors.
He is survived by his wife; sons, David Gehle and his wife Nancy of Haslett, Mich., and Larry Gehle and his wife Ann of Jefferson City, Mo.; brother, Norman Gehle of St. Peter; grandchildren, Kristi and her husband Richard Stoddard of Watson, Jessica Gehle of Olympia, Wash., Sean Gehle and his wife Dawn of Lansing, Mich., and Jarred Gehle and his wife Kimberly of Chanhassan, Minn.; and great-grandchildren, Reagan, Makayla, Vincent, Sydney, Matthew, Brayden, Camden and Ashlyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, a brother and a sister.
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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Mar. 10 to Mar. 19, 2014