Hilbert Louis Strobel, 77, of Centertown, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Heisinger Bluffs in Jefferson City. He was born on December 19, 1934, in McGirk, the son of George William "Bill" and Edith (Boeckhaus), both of whom preceded him in death. He was married on June 2, 1963, at Jefferson City, to Wanda (Blumhost), who survives at the home. Hilbert was a 1954 graduate of California High School. He was a member of the Missouri National Guard from 1953-1984, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He was employed by the Missouri Department of Transportation (District 5) from 1955-1994 serving in Survey and Plans, retiring as an Instrument Man. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in California, where he had served as an elder, church usher, assistant Sunday school superintendent, and on the Board of Stewardship. He is survived by one daughter, Sylvia and husband Walter Lehmann of Baltimore, Md.; one son, John Strobel of Jefferson City; five grandchildren, Emelia and Webster Lehmann, Baltimore, Md., Ciera, Heidi, and Gabriel Strobel of Jefferson City; a twin brother, Herbert and wife JoAnn Strobel, Centertown; two sisters, Nola and husband Raymond Fischer of Russellville, and Joyce and husband Lashley Rohrbach of Jamestown; and one aunt, Milda Hagemeyer of California. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Leann Strobel, September 3, 1977; and one son, Christopher Louis Strobel, October 7, 1985. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 13, 2012, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, California. Burial will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Evangelical Cemetery in Centertown at a later date. Officiating will be Pastor Peter Kurowski. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Radio Ministry, Calvary Lutheran High School, Jefferson City; or Hospice Compassus, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St. California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California.