Kenneth B. Gebel, 22

Kenneth "Kenny" B. Gebel, 22, tragically lost his life unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.

Kenny was born on Sept. 19, 1989 in Milwaukee to Kenneth Gebel and Sandra Kessen. He graduated from West Bend West High School, Class of 2008. After high school, Kenny attended Moraine Park Technical College where he studied welding and fabricating. He also worked at the West Bend School District for two years as a custodian.

Kenny loved fishing, video games, hunting and disc golfing. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family and had a great sense of humor. Kenny was well-loved and will be missed by many.

Kenny is survived by his parents Kenneth and Sandra; brothers Travis (Jacquelyn) Gebel, Joshua Kessen, Jerimiah Gebel, and David Gebel; sisters Carmen (Jason) Strmsek, Kellie Benz, and Kendra (Michael) Walters; grandmother Loretta Gebel-Wulf; five nieces, three nephews, and many other relatives and dear friends. Kenny is preceded in death by his grandparents William and Joan Kessen, Clark Gebel, and Marvin Wulf.

A funeral service for Kenny will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, with Pastor Dean Noonan presiding. Visitation will be from 1-2:45 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the funeral home ONLY.

Private interment will take place at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; 338-2050