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Gilbert "Gib" A. Regentin

July 12, 1920 — June 28, 2014

Mr. Gilbert A. “Gib” Regentin, 93 of Ubly, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his residence with his family by his side while under hospice care. He was born on the family farm on July 12, 1920 in Palms to the late August and Louise (Suhr) Regentin. He married Arlene Rathbun on December 16, 1943 at St. John Lutheran Church in Palms. Gib graduated from Deckerville High School in 1935 at the age of 15. He worked on the family farm until he was 20. He then moved to Detroit to work for Chrysler until he joined the US Army during WWII. Gib was an honorary member and past commander of the Thumb Veterans Organization Post #1 of Ubly. He was the owner of an upholstery and drapery company in Ubly for many years. He was a former member of St. John Lutheran Church in Palms for over 30 years and a current member of Our Savoir Lutheran Church in Bad Axe for 60 years. Gib was involved in his community for many years as a member of the Ubly Lions Club, Ubly Community Club and the Alabama Jubilee as a singer and dancer for all the past productions. He was a member and past officer of the Ubly Fox Hunters and enjoyed hunting deer and pheasants in his younger years. Gib enjoyed golfing and was a member at Verona Hills Golf Course of Bad Axe and Rolling Hills Golf Course in Cass City. He also volunteered for the Ubly Fire Department for 23 years. Gib and his wife, Arlene, enjoyed spending their winters in Sarasota Florida for over 20 years. Gib is survived by his wife of 70 years, Arlene of Ubly; one son, Gary and his wife, Cheryl of Commerce Township; three daughters, Sharon Ziehm of Ubly, Kimberly Ickes and her husband, Michael of Manistee and Lisa Brown and her husband, Robert of Albany, NY; eight grandchildren, Jeremy (Jeanne), Jessica and Erica Regentin, Troy Ziehm, Danielle and Brent Joanette, Collin and Christian Brown; two great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Corinne Regentin. Gib was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Eugene; one sister, Gertrude Breidenbach; one brother-in-law, Emerson Breidenbach; one sister-in-law, Pauline Regentin. The funeral service for Gib will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, July 2 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bad Axe with military honors by the Ubly T.V.O. and the US Army. Pastor Kenneth Lueke of Our Savoir Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Palms. Gib’s family will welcome family and friends on Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 am at Our Savoir Lutheran Church in Bad Axe. Memorials have been requested to Our Savior Lutheran Church or the Ubly T.V.O.
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