Gilbert “Gib” Gettmann

Nov. 10, 1920-June 27, 2001

HERMISTON — Gilbert “Gib” Gettmann died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at his home in Hermiston at the age of 80.

Gib was born in Ritzville, Wash., on Nov. 10, 1920, to George and Margaret Schwabe Gettmann. He was raised in Hermiston and graduated from Hermiston High School in 1939. He married his wife, Mickey, on May 31, 1950, in Grants Pass.

Gib was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Elks Lodge. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corp.

Gib worked as a pharmacist in the Hermiston area for many years. He owned and operated Hermiston Drug for 21 years, later owned and operated Stanfield Drug from 1975 to 1985. He served on the board of directors for both the Umatilla Electric Corp and Good Shepherd Hospital for several years. He also helped as a volunteer at the Vange John Memorial Hospice.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers.

Gib is survived by his wife, Mickey Gettmann of Hermiston; three sons, Gregg and Tim, both of Hermiston, and Jeff of Everett, Wash.; daughter, Glynis Newman of Everett, Wash.; brother, Ben Gettmann of Canby; two sisters, Florence Hayter of Bremerton, Wash., and Virginia Barnes of Tigard; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Monday, July 2, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hermiston. Disposition was by cremation.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund or to Vange John Memorial Hospice at 645 W. Orchard Ave., Hermiston, 97838. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of the arrangements.

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