Dan Gene Rebik

A memorial service celebrating the life of Dan Gene Rebik, 54, will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 12th at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.

Dan died on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Dan was born on November 18, 1956 in Marshalltown, Iowa, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rebik. His family moved to Waterloo, Iowa. Dan graduated from Central High School in Waterloo.

He attended the University of Northern Iowa and graduated with a BA. and MA in Philosophy. Dan took doctoral classes at the University of California at San Diego and the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

Mr. Rebik was employed by Wal Mart for the last 17 years. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was an avid chess player, a well versed historian, and an eclectic collector of books and knowledge.

He is survived in death by his wife of 32 years, Jeanne, two daughters, Jennifer Boyce of Lawrence, Kansas, and Dawndellynn Kral of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 4 grandsons, Chris , Cameron , Chaylin , and Cobey; one granddaughter, Jessica; and one sister, Debbie Koziel of Omaha, Nebraska.

Directly following the memorial service, a reception will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the East Lawrence Recreation Center meeting room at 1245 East 15th Street, Lawrence, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Lawrence Humane Society, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Condolences may be sent to the family at yost@sunflower.com.