SIOUX CITY | It is with heavy hearts that the Morningside College community offers condolences and sympathy to the family of the college’s sports information director, Dave Rebstock, who passed away suddenly Saturday.
Better known as “Rebby” to many, Rebstock was Morningside’s sports information director for more than 20 years. He arrived at Morningside as the SID and head golf coach in 1997. Prior to Morningside, Rebstock served as SID at Westmar College in Le Mars from 1990 to 1997 and sports editor of the Le Mars Daily Sentinel from 1981 to 1990.
“All of us at Morningside extend our heartfelt sympathy to Dave’s family,” said Morningside College president John Reynders. “He had a deep love for athletics, statistics and highlighting the accomplishments of our student-athletes and coaches that was evident in all his work. His loss is deeply felt at Morningside and by all those who knew and appreciated the color he brought to Mustang athletics.”
“Rebby was known and regarded by our athletes, fans and local media as one of the best sports information directors around,” said Morningside athletic director Tim Jager. “His knowledge of Morningside athletics was incredible. But more importantly, anyone who worked with Rebby knew he was someone you could count on. He was loyal, kind and exactly the person you wanted on your team. Rebby greatly contributed to the excellence we strive for at Morningside and a legacy of excellence is exactly what he leaves behind.”
He is survived by a daughter, Jessie Rebstock of Sioux City; his parents, Dr. Ted and Barbara Rebstock of Le Mars; a brother, Don Rebstock of Grayslake, Ill., and many other friends and family.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes in Sioux City.