At Tabor College Learning in Retirement, April 26 – Orthopedist to speak about joints

Retired orthopedic surgeon David Wiebe will present ?History of Joint Replacement: How You Got What You Have? at the next Tabor College Learning in Retirement Program, beginning at 9:45 a.m. Monday, April 26, in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center.

Wiebe, of Kearney, Neb., performed numerous hip and knee replacements during medical practice at Kearney Ortho and Fracture Clinic.

During that time, Wiebe also served on medical missions to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Congo, Uganda, Romania and Panama.

The son of missionary parents John and Viola Wiebe, David received his elementary and high school education in a boarding school in India. He later attended Tabor College, where he met his wife, Lorma Kroeker Wiebe.

After graduating Tabor in 1960, he earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas.

Wiebe served on the Tabor College Board of Directors from 1977-81 and has been a current board member since 1985. One of the recently built townhouses for Tabor students was named Wiebe Hall to honor the couple.

Wiebe also was named the Tabor College Alumni Merit Award winner in 2009 along with his twin brother, Paul Wiebe.

The public is welcome to attend all Learning in Retire?ment programs. Fees are $3 per session or $15 per semester ($28 per couple). Registration and discount cards for lunch in the cafeteria will be available at the door during the half hour before the meeting.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator, at 620-947-3121, 947-5964 or

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