Edward D. "Ed" Filbert, age 79, died January 24, 2011 at Hospice House in Hutchinson. He was born April 30, 1931 near Brownell, Kansas the son of Alexander and Katharine Gross Filbert.
He graduated from Bazine High School in 1948 and received his Bachelors Degree and later a Masters Degree from Fort Hays State University. Ed taught in the Bazine and Dighton schools prior to moving to Hutchinson in 1969 where he began work as a counselor at Nickerson High School. He retired in 1982 and worked as a cattle buyer. He was a former member of the Bazine Lion's Club and the Kansas National Education Assn. Edward was a United States Air Force Veteran. In 1955 he was named "Airman of the Year" at March Air Force Base, Riverside, California.
On June 18, 1955 he married Ruth A. Hair in Ness City, Kansas. She survives. Other survivors include his sons, David Filbert (Janet), Andover, Kansas and Daniel Filbert (Becky), Macksville, Kansas; brother, Duane Filbert (Cora Lee), Hays, Kansas; sisters, Mary Ann Yaeger (Gerald), Napa, California, Judy Boor, Irwin, Pennsylvania; and four grandchildren: Andrew Filbert, Matthew Filbert, Seth Filbert, and Sophie Filbert.
Funeral Serivce will be Thursday, January 27, 2011, 10:00 AM at Elliot's Mortuary, Hutchinson with Chaplain Bob Phipps presiding. Burial in the Ness City Cemetery, Thursday at 3:00 PM with Rev. Mark Chambers presiding. Friends may call 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Wednesday January 26, 2011 at Elliotts Mortuary, Hutchinson with the family present from 7-8pm. Memorial contributions may be set to A.L.S. Association Keith Worthington Chapter sent in care of Fitzgerald Funeral Home, PO Box 96, Ness City