Daniel C. Kiebles, age 85. Veteran of the U.S. Army. Longtime resident of the Back of the Yards and Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. Son of Ludwik Kiebles and Karolina Tylka. Survived by loving siblings Walter and Felicia (the late Edmund Truchon) and his sister-in-law Esther (the late Leo). Preceded in death by his brothers and sisters Joseph (Stella Tarnowski), Sophie (Edward Piech), Anna (Chester Genge), Helen, Mary (Arthur Kaczmarek), Leo, Elizabeth (Edward Staszak), and Edmund (Patricia Kakta). Loved and respected uncle of over twenty surviving nieces and nephews and their families. Dan was an Army veteran who served in Korea as a helicopter mechanic. Dan worked at Cornell Park in the Back of the Yards community, teaching and coaching youth of the neighborhood. He was a Chicago Public School teacher who taught at the Graham Elementary School in Bridgeport and at Hubbard High School, teaching mathematics and computer programming. He also taught math and programming languages in the City College System. His hobbies included flying airplanes, travelling, painting, competing in the Senior Olympics, sketching and encouraging and supporting all of his nieces and nephews. Together with his brother Walter, a breakfast gathering was started which brought together many of the Back of the Yards neighbors and former athletes. The "Ye Olde Farttes" breakfast gatherings often had over one hundred men attending the meetings to enjoy a meal, fellowship and an opportunity to reconnect and reminisce. He loved listening to Joni James, Luciano Pavarotti and piano music. He spent the last few years of his life at Clarendale of Mokena. The family is grateful for the care he received there. Compassionate Care Hospice staff attended him with an appreciation for the wonderful man he was. Respecting his wishes, there is no wake, but as he said "at a later time, when the weather is warm, invite my family and friends to a nice Mass and a luncheon at a good restaurant with good food and music." And so it will be. Interment private. Dan asked that any memorials be sent to the Alzheimer's Association
or to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Published by Chicago Tribune from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23, 2021.