Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Richard Libbesmeier of Kimball died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at the St. Cloud Hospital, after battling multiple myeloma for nearly five years. He was 80.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Fr. John Brunner officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Rosary will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by parish prayers at 6 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Pearl Lake.
Richard "Dick" Libbesmeier was born Aug. 15, 1931, to Toby and Anna (Gross) Libbesmeier in St. Augusta Township. He grew up in the Pearl Lake area and went on to serve in the U.S. Army from Dec. 9, 1952-Nov. 24, 1954, during the Korean War. He married Jeanette Hennen Aug. 11, 1956, at the Church of St. Anthony in Watkins. They dairy farmed in the Watkins area for 50 years. Dick enjoyed fishing, hunting, baseball, and spending time with his family.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; grandchildren Jacqueline Dahnke, and Bryce Libbesmeier; sister Mary Lou Schmitt; and brother Don Libbesmeier.
He is survived by Jeanette, his wife of 55 years; sons and daughters Sheila (and Dan) Dahnke, Dan (and Mona) Libbesmeier, Bonnie (and Bill) Curtis, Nadine (and Brian) Lemke, Dennis (and Deb) Libbesmeier, Karen Libbesmeier, Brad (and Ellen) Libbesmeier, Kevin (and Joyce) Libbesmeier, Randy (and Rhonda) Libbesmeier, Brian Libbesmeier, and Mary Libbesmeier; 29 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers Lorraine (and Roman) Buermann of St. Joseph, Robert (and Dorothy) Libbesmeier of Kimball, Elaine (and Roger) Robinson of Blaine, Herb (and Stella) Libbesmeier of Duluth, and Delores (and Tom) Betzer of Plymouth; and brother-in-law Ralph Schmitt of Blaine.
The family wishes to thank the CentraCare Health System and the Mayo Clinic for the special care given.