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Giles Kobilka

Giles Edward Kobilka

March 12th, 1932 - June 2nd, 2020
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Kobilka, Giles Edward

Passed away peacefully on June 2nd, 2020. Preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Ethel Kobilka and his loving wife of 59 years Mary Julia (Crane) Kobilka, and sister Mary Jean Warner. Survived by loving children; Daniel, Mary Kay Pitts (Chris Jr.), Andy (Mollie), Julie Eiben; grandchildren, Christopher III, Nickolas (Brittany), and Kelcie Pitts; Callie Briggs (Ricky), Cassie, Caylyn, and Carlie Kobilka, Oliver Eiben; great grandchildren, Chloe and Addison Pitts; and many loving relatives and friends. Giles attended Cretin High School and St Paul Seminary where he met the love of his life Mary in choir practice. Giles worked tirelessly as a non-profit executive in various organizations. His true passions in life were his wife and golf. He loved the game of golf. He was a life long player, volunteer, and recognized member of the Minnesota Golf Association. He earned the title of Minnesota State Lefty Amateur Champion in his early days of playing. He was awarded a namesake award (The Giles Kobilka Award) for his 49 years of service to the MGA. Giles was a long time active member of St. Joseph's Parish in New Hope. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM, Tuesday June 9th, at St. Joseph Catholic Church (8701 36th Ave N, New Hope). Visitation 4-7 PM, Monday June 8th at Gill Brothers Funeral Home 7300 42nd Avenue North, New Hope, 763-531-1777. Private family burial, Resurrection Cemetery.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 8th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, June 8th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Gill Brothers West Metro Funeral Home
    Address
    7300 42nd Avenue North
    New Hope, MN 55427
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Joseph Catholic Community
    Address
    8701 36th Ave N.
    New Hope, MN 55427
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    When
    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 12:30pm
    Location
    Resurrection Cemetery
    Address
    2101 South Lexington Avenue
    Mendota Heights, MN 55120
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Mo Farrell Kayser

Posted at 11:53am
Dear Kobilka Family, So wish I could attend my favorite boss @ ADAM funeral. My thoughts and prayers for all. Know your parents are together, happy.
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Scott, Megan and Nolan Crane

Posted at 01:23pm
We plant two trees as a memorial to Giles and Mary. We will fondly remember their love, dedication and sense of humor.
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Mary Ellen Kjos

Posted at 12:35pm
Giles was always working for the betterment of the least of those in our communities. Many years ago I met him in one of those groups where he always had a thoughtful comment. Over the years he participated in many church services as a reader and lector and turned up in a Lenten group in our area, where once again, he was an active participant. His presence will be greatly missed.

David and Mary Ellen Kjos
Sending our deepest sympathy to his family.
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John, Catherine, Suzanne and families

Posted at 09:29am
With our most heartfelt and sincere condolences for the loss of your wonderful Dad. All our love and support,
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