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Ernest Ghibaudy

September 27, 1931 ~ January 8, 2020 (age 88)


     Ernest Ghibaudy, 88, of Westville, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at VA Illiana Healthcare Systems, Danville, IL.  He was born on September 27, 1931, in Westville, IL, the son of Nore and Julena {Spezia} Ghibaudy.  He was united in marriage to Judith Trosper on December 28, 1957, until her passing on July 8, 2019.  They were able to share 61 years of marriage together.

     He is survived by:  his children, Nancy (Fred) Dreyer of Indianapolis, IN, and Michael (Michelle) Ghibaudy of Westville, IL; his grandchildren, Ryan (Samantha) Ghibaudy of Westville, Ashley Newell of Indianapolis, IN, Warren Dreyer of Westville, and J.J. Dreyer of Danville; his great grandchildren, Carter & Chloe Ghibaudy of Westville; his siblings, Corrine (Harrold) Fox of Mahomet, IL, Jan Roberts of Westville, and Carl (Carol) Ghibaudy of Westville; his sister-in-law, Margaret Johnson of Danville; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, John Ghibaudy and Honore Ghibaudy.

    Ernest was a proud Veteran of the US Army.  He retired from Illinois Bell in 1991.  He was a devout Catholic and St. Louis Cardinals fan.  He loved to fish, play cards, and gamble at the slot machines.  He especially loved to spend time with his grandchildren.

     A graveside service will be held at 10:00am, Monday, January 13, 2020, at Danville National Cemetery, 1900 E Main St, Danville, IL.  Per his wishes, Ernest will be accorded cremation rites.  His family has entrusted his care to Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Westville, Illinois 414 S State St. Westville, Illinois 61883.  Memorial donations may be given in his name to the VA Palliative Care in Danville.  Please join his family in sharing memories through his Tribute Wall at

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Graveside Service
January 13, 2020

10:00 AM
Danville National Cemetery
1900 E. Main Street
Danville, , Illinois 61832

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