WDAY.com |

North Dakota's #1 news website 10,650,498 page views — March 2014

Published May 21, 2013, 12:00 AM

Howard "Gib" "Hoot" Gibson

SKCM Howard "Gib" "Hoot" Gibson, USN (Ret.), age 71, of Middleburg, FL passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was born April 27, 1942 in Fargo, ND. Raised in Minnesota, he was a graduate of Ulen High School. He retired from The United States Navy after 24 years of honorable and dedicated service. Gib was a member of the Fleet Reserve and loved spending time in his 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard William Gibson and Clarice Evelyn Gibson Jahr nee Knutson and by two children: Ginny Gibson and Dwayne Gibson. Survivors include his beloved wife of 36 years, Melanie J. Gibson; son, Carl Kroppman (fiancée, Stephanie); 3 grandchildren: Haley, Reagan, and Kendall Kroppman, all of Orange Park, FL; 2 sisters, Marsha Olson (Richard) of Ulen, MN and Julie Anderson (John) of Hitterdal, MN; 1 brother, John Jahr of Willmar, MN; and his step-father, Donald Jahr of Ulen, MN.

Howard "Gib" "Hoot" Gibson

SKCM Howard "Gib" "Hoot" Gibson, USN (Ret.), age 71, of Middleburg, FL passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was born April 27, 1942 in Fargo, ND. Raised in Minnesota, he was a graduate of Ulen High School. He retired from The United States Navy after 24 years of honorable and dedicated service. Gib was a member of the Fleet Reserve and loved spending time in his 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard William Gibson and Clarice Evelyn Gibson Jahr nee Knutson and by two children: Ginny Gibson and Dwayne Gibson. Survivors include his beloved wife of 36 years, Melanie J. Gibson; son, Carl Kroppman (fiancée, Stephanie); 3 grandchildren: Haley, Reagan, and Kendall Kroppman, all of Orange Park, FL; 2 sisters, Marsha Olson (Richard) of Ulen, MN and Julie Anderson (John) of Hitterdal, MN; 1 brother, John Jahr of Willmar, MN; and his step-father, Donald Jahr of Ulen, MN.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home. Graveside services with Full Military Honors will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd, Jacksonville, FL (904) 766-5222

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice of NE Florida or to Cystic Fibrosis research.

Please sign the online guestbook and view the Video Tribute at www.jacksonvillememorygardens.com

Tags: