Earl Stanley Lebsack


Earl Stanley Lebsack was born on June 3, 1939 in Wheatland to parents, William and Elizabeth Lebsack, the youngest of 12 Children. He passed away on Dec. 7, 2018, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Stanley attended Wheatland High School until he joined the Navy at age 17 in 1956. He served in two Tours in Vietnam onboard the U.S.S. Constellation and U.S.S. Ticonderoga as an airplane mechanic. He married his high school sweetheart, Frances Arlene Morse, in El Segundo, Calif. on April 22, 1961.  He then attended MCI Engineering where he received his Associate Degree in Airframe and power plant Technology.  He worked for McCulloch Airlines in research and development where he was sent to Brazil for six months to sell airplanes and helicopters to the Brazilian government. He then lived in Lake Havasu, Ariz. working for McCulloch Airlines until Stanley and Frances moved back to Calif. to Westchester and worked for McCulloch in El Segundo.  He then bought his own company called Universal Airlines and moved to Santa Maria, Calif. where he repaired private airplanes.  He was also an ROP teacher for Cabrillo High School, Lompoc High School, and Righetti High School where he taught students airplane maintenance.  After selling his company, he began to work for American Airlines as an airplane and airport inspector until he retired. He then became 1 of 300 airplane  inspectors for The Federal Airline Association until he retired for the second time at the age of 77.  Stanley was a great handyman and every weekend he would find projects around the house to work on. Whether it was changing sprinklers or replacing the tiles on the roof, he had a knack for finding something to fix. He taught the boys in the family how to maintain their cars and the house. He loved holiday meals and every year he would make a rotisserie prime rib dinner for Christmas. He would slow cook it from what seemed 5:30 in the morning, gently painting it with his homemade barbeque sauce. He also loved traditional German food like he grew up with. Twice or so a year, he would make the most wonderful cabbage Burgers (a dinner roll filled with fried cabbage, hamburger, onions) and are called Kraut Baraks. Earl Stanley Lebsack is survived by his wife, Frances Arlene Lebsack and two children, April Yuvette (Lebsack) Cummings and Kevin Daniel Lebsack. He is survived by his three remaining siblings, Glyda Gearhart, Larry Lebsack and Richard Lebsack.  He had many grandchildren and great grandchildren that he loved and cared for.  He was a very traveled man who went all over the world in his ventures. Stanley was a hardworking, caring man and will truly be missed. He will always be with us in our hearts.

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