In Memory of Keith Kenley HIEBERT

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Service Date:   March 9, 2013, 3:00 pm

Date of Birth:   November 8, 1953

Date of Death:   February 9, 2013

Service Type:   Celebration of Life

Charitable Donations Made To:   Memorial contributions may be made to the Benevolence fund in memory of K Hiebert at the same church.

Life Legacy:
Keith Kenley Hiebert, 59, of Bonney Lake, Washington, peacefully went to sleep in Jesus on Saturday, February, 9, 2013. He was born to Artwell Chester Hiebert and Lorraine (Brittemart Prall) Hiebert in Wrangell, Alaska, November 8, 1953. Just a few days old the family flew home to Vank Island in a SeaBee airplane. He always said this was the start of his love for airplanes. He graduated in 1972 from Walla Walla Valley Academy. He trained with Art Stubbs in auto body for 2 years before opening his own auto body shop. He married Selene Chapin and they had one son Lorance Hiebert together in 1981. They were only married about a year. He was owner of KH Body and Paint for 20 years. He owned LeConte RV Park in Petersburg, Alaska, where he had year round renters and seasonal renters from all over the world. Flying was his passion and he owned 18 different airplanes over the years. He loved traveling and old cars. He had a talent for writing and wrote one book Coming Home. Coming Home is about many of his flying experiences. He married Jane Michalek, June 1996. They lived in Petersburg, Alaska until September 1998. Then along with Psiette the poodle they moved to Bonney Lake, Washington. They opened 2 Curves franchises, providing a facility where many ladies made positive health changes and became healthier. They owned both for a total of 10 ½ years. He was an active member at the Bonney Lake Seventh day Adventist church. He is survived by his wife Jane Hiebert; one brother Merwyn Hiebert of Buckley, Washington; his son Lorance Hiebert of Des Moines, Washington; his step mom Betty Hiebert of Gresham, Oregon. He was preceded in death by both his parents and two sisters, Dylene Siaw and Cheryl Anderson. His memorial service will be Saturday, March 9 at 3pm at Bonney Lake Seventh day Adventist Church 11503 214 th Ave E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benevolence fund in memory of K Hiebert at the same church. Cards can be sent to the family home at PO Box 8156, Bonney Lake, WA 98391.

Messages of Condolence:

"Will try and write some more later when I get back up on my feet. We think of all of you often. God Bless for now and will do better later. Betty"
- Bob and Betty Hufman

"We will meet again my friend and our worldly trials will seem so small compared to the glories that we will see when Christ returns for HIS children and brings us to our eternal home prepared for those who love and follow Christ by faith. I will miss you but know I will see you again in the sweet bye and bye."
- Carol Burnham

"Keith is greatly missed at church, he was such an inspiration for me (Doreen) whenever I was going through rough times. We have truly admired his faith and the love he had for God. RIP and we will see you when Jesus comes again. "
- Dan and Doreen Richardson

"Keith will be missed. I have known him most of my life and remember all the great times we had together - late night snowball fights on the streets of Ketchikan, skiff rides around the islands of Sea Otter Sound, Sabbath picnics out the roads in Petersburg and lots more. How do you write down all the great memories over a life time? I'm very sorry for you loss, Jane and the rest of the Heibert family. Our prayers will be with you. It will be awesome to be with Keith again soon where there is no more pain or heart ache. Bye Keith for now until that day."
- David Axmaker

"Keith was a wonderful careing and giving man. He helped with my husbands memorial service at the Bonney Lake Church without even being asked. He was such a good friend to. Doug and I both loved Keith and Jane. Pray for Jane and all of Keiths family and friends. He is missed but now rests in peace. love,Doni"
- Doni

"You will be missed Uncle Keith. So many memories and adventures in life. We love you and Jane both dearly."
- Heather and Cheyenne

"I will miss my uncle the one who could believe in me way more then I have ever believed in myself. I will remember making him laugh and all the ways he made me laugh to. I will miss his unconditional love and support for who I am and what I choose to do in life everyone should have a cheerleader like my uncle Keith, through his eyes I have learned to appreciate who I am. Kris"
- Kristy Anderson

"Keith was the very first person I met when I walked into the Bonney Lake Church. He greeted me with that wonderful smile. He was my first impression of the SDA church and it has always stuck with me. Him and Jane invited me over to their home and have always been special to me and my family. I look forward to seeing him in heaven with Jesus and his wonderful smile. "
- Lee Templer

"Keith was an old friend of mine since I was 8 years old. My family moved from Yaak Valley, Montana to Vank Island in 1960. It was like a whole different world being on a tiny little island. There were only 10 families that I remember on that little logging camp. Keiths family was the leaders of our small world. My brother and I quickly became friends with the Hiebert boys getting into all sorts of mischief. But we had good fun. I remember his father taking us up in the See Bee and going to town on the Sun-1 the boat they had. What great fun. Keith and I were good friends. When my family left Alaska in 65, I kind of lost track of his family until the early 2000's. I learned that he and his brother Merwyn lived in the area. I have had many conversations by phone with him and we always made plans to meet up again but seemed like we were never able to. I will truly miss my old friend, he was a true treasure and will hold a special place in my heart until we meet again in the Lords House. Go in peace my dear friend. Go in peace."
- Merry Shaffer

"Keith was a real special person. He lighted up the world. Jane, you were the best thing that happened to him. God bless. We'll meet him again in the Resurrection."
- Pastor Wendell Downs

"I worked with Keith on some internet marketing projects in the summer of 2009. Even though I never met him in person, the times we talked were like we had been friends for life. I was sad to see he had passed but I know he is in the hands of God and our blessed Lord Jesus Christ. Keith, we know that this is not "So Long" - This is "We'll see you real soon". God bless his wife Jane and everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Keith here on earth. He is waiting for us in Heaven. Knowing Keith, he will make a great tour guide once we join him in eternity. "
- Robert McGowan

"I'm going to miss you for awhile my friend.....I'll see you again."
- Rod Marklund

"A wonderful tribute to a wonderful soul. He is now home with the heavenly father. Prayers and blessings to his loved ones left behind, but not for long. You will all be reunited when it is time."
- Rosemary Earnest

"Jane, I'm sorry we haven't had much time together, to get to know you better. Lowell and I had lots of good times with Keith. We hiked, boated, flew, and enjoyed doing church together. One thing I remember was that, if we wanted to know the words to a hymn, Keith knew a great number of them by heart. One time, Lowell and I took Keith, a young couple, and myself in our 16 foot Jon boat, across the narrows on a Sabbath afternoon. Good thing God watches out for us. Our jon boat was flat and had about 12inch sides. With 5 adults in it, we were definitely overloaded. We started out across the narrows. I think we had a 10 hp motor. As we got out near the middle, a tug boat with a barge passed us and I think a ferry boat passed us when we were near the shore. Keith couldn't swim so it would have been pretty bad if we had been swamped. The water was very cold too. Luckily the waves from the ferry and the tug were just large swells that lifted us instead of filling our boat. We made it to land. And hiked about 6 miles to a lake. It was getting late coming back, so we had to walk really fast to get to our boat and across the narrows before dark. God took care of us. We made it safely back across. I had sore muscles from the 12 mile walk. I'm sure everyone else did too. I also remember, Lowell and I, flying with Keith over the glacier. He wanted to land on it, but I didn't like that idea, so he didn't. He was too brave sometimes, but God's Angels were watching over him. It'll be such a great day when we can be with our friends and family again, in heaven. Jane, Keith was alone for many years. I'm so glad he found you. So sorry for your loss!"
- Terry Malott Johnson

"Will miss Keith. Will see him on Heavens Shore one day soon."
- Tom & Anna Conatser

"Jane, I miss Keith's presence at church. His joy in the Lord was evident. Always a smile and warm greeting."
- Vaun Fiedler

"May God's love and comfort be with you in your loss. Keith was special to our family and he will be missed."
- Viola Hufman Sayles

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