Douglas William Eibert
DIGHTON - Douglas William Eibert, age 92, died on Nov. 7, 2020 at his home in Dighton, KS. He was born on Sept. 17, 1928 in Ness City, KS, to Francis Blair and Jennie (Pettyjohn) Eibert. He married Donna Dee Matthies on Nov. 6, 1949 in Scott City, KS.
Doug graduated from Ness City High School where he was an outstanding athlete. He participated in all sports and held the school pole vault record from 1945 to 1983. He attended Kansas State University where he was a member of both the football and basketball teams. He was later invited to the Chicago Cubs training camp for a try out. He worked on his family farm in Ness City, KS, then moved to Dighton, KS, where he worked for Farmers Oil before beginning a 32-year career with Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Company as a service technician. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Dighton, KS, where he served many years as a deacon and also was a life member of the NRA. He enjoyed his collection of rocks, arrowheads, and shark teeth; as well as hunting, fishing, and being a coach wherever he was needed.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Donna Eibert; son, D. Doug Eibert of Dighton, KS; daughter, Deanne Graham of Garden City, KS; three grandchildren, Ike (Kayla) Eibert, Katerra (Michael) Rowan and Breven (Maggie) Graham; and four great-grandchildren, Kasidee, Isabelle, Pyper and Jackson Douglas. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, F. Blair Eibert, Jr.
Pastor Alana Chapman will be officiating the funeral service at the First Christian Church in Dighton, KS, on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 10:30am. Burial will be at the Dighton Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Boomhower Funeral Home in Dighton, KS. Memorials are suggested to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Children’s Mercy Hospital in care of Boomhower Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com