Rudolph Stephen Hiebl, 54, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at his home in North Kansas City, Missouri. Services planned for 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 12, 2014, St. Peter’s Church, 6415 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131. All who knew Rudy are encouraged and welcomed at the home of Rudy’s sister for visitation lunch, immediately following the services. The home is less than one-mile from St. Peter’s Church. There will be a private interment at a later time.
Rudy Hiebl was the third child born to Bernadine Tillman Hiebl and Rudolph Ferdinand Hiebl on May 21, 1959. Rudy’s parents gave him the gift of faith and stable Catholic education. Rudy attended St. Peter’s Grade School (1973), Bishop Hogan and Southwest Highs Schools (1977) and graduated from UMKC. Rudy was gifted intellectually and mechanically and worked for USPS for over 25 years. Rudy Hiebl and Olga Ramirez married and gave birth to Christian Joseph Hiebl in 1995.
Completeness, truth, and liberation are now the many gifts Rudy has with eternal life. We, who remain, through serenity and wisdom, know what can be changed with ourselves. Rudy is now made whole, complete in his understanding, and processing the everlasting love and unconditional acceptance of God. Rudy, together with Olga Ramirez left us a great gift, their son, Christian Joseph Hiebl, who at a tender 18 years of age, is focused and other-directed, instilled with a strong work-ethic. Christian Hiebl will graduate High School with honors May 2014, and will attend college this fall, pursuing a career in the medical field. Rudy’s sisters, Marie Hiebl (Steve) Bukaty and Rita Hiebl (Jim) Berry are grateful to Olga Marina Ramirez who gave Rudy the perfects gifts of marital love and joy, who continued to help Rudy work through his weaknesses. Olga befriended Rudy throughout his life, both within their marriage, and right up to the end of Rudy’s life. Olga continues to shepherd their loving son, Christian Hiebl. “Be confident of this, He who has begun the good work in you, will see it to completion.” Philippians1:6
To many good friends who were part of Rudy’s life: Thank you for befriending Rudy and for proving both a beacon of hope and shelter from the storms.
Memorials may be sent to “Christian Hiebl Education Fund” Catholic Family Credit Union, 9237 Ward Parkway, Suite 114, Kansas City, MO 64114. Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC. KC Star Obit published April 9, 2014.
I worked with Rudy for many years in the U S Postal Service, and he was a dear friend of mine. We also had many laughs over a variety of subjects that we discussed daily. He alway would give me sound financial advice when as I was going through rough times. I could tell that his friedship was real and genuine. I am shocked to learn of his death and very sadden also because I will miss him. May God bless Olga and his son (Christain), whom I never had the pleasure of meeting even tho me and his father talked about him numerous times since the day he was born.May God bless all of his family and please accept my condolences. Rest in peace my friend and brother! “Ron Ron” Smith
To Rudy’s Family:
I am so very saddened to hear of your loss.
Rudy was a good friend of mine many years ago. I remember his energetic spirit and unexpected wit. He always had a smile on his face and would lend many people a helping hand. His family was very important to him.
I hope you find needed strength in each other during this difficult time. He will be truly missed!