Clifford Gene Waibel of Des Peres, Missouri died on April 23, 2018. Loving son of the late Clifford and Frances Waibel, devoted husband of the late Therese Lahey Waibel, and wonderful father to Martha Waibel Shaunnessy, James (Jean) Waibel, Robert (Becky) Waibel, William (Rene) Waibel, and the late Amy Waibel Baker. He was “PaPa” to Roy Burnett, Katie Shaunnessy Brenner, Daniel Shaunnessy, Ellen Shaunnessy, Drew Waibel, Andy Waibel, Emily Waibel, Max Waibel, Katie Waibel Eversgard, and Tess Waibel and Great “PaPa’ to Callen Burnett, Jenna Burnett and Jackson Brenner.
Gene was a proud WWII Air Corps veteran and had a successful and respected career with IBM. He loved sailing, tennis and sunsets in Saugatuck, MI and Captiva Island, FL. A long well-lived life.
Family and friends are invited to attend visitation on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 5:00-8:00pm at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122. A memorial mass will be Monday, April 30, 2018 at 11:00am at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 1510 Bopp Road, Des Peres, MO 63131. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in honor of Gene Waibel to the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight, 36 Four Seasons Shopping Center, Box 272, Chesterfield, MO 63017; gslhonorflight.org.