Obit: Tibbett, Richard George (1932 - 2010)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Tibbett, Leland, Pietenpol, Zschernitz, Smagacz, Carlton, Quicker, Mrotek 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) April 14, 2010 

Tibbett, Richard George (25 February 1932 - 6 April 2010) With Flag 

Richard George Tibbett, 78, of Neillsville died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Neillsville Health and Rehabilitation in Neillsville. 

He was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Neillsville to George and Louise (Leland) Tibbett.  He was united in marriage to Joanne Pietenpol March 31, 1951, in Neillsville. 

Richard served his country in the National Guard.  He worked as an electrician and built 10 houses.  He was a jack-of-all-trades and a true handyman.  He was always involved in kids’ sports and was a member of The Men’s Club in Neillsville, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club and Rotary.  He enjoyed bowling, golfing, baseball and watching birds; and he loved his dog, Casey.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville.  He enjoyed planning many family reunions with Tibbett sleigh rides. 

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joanne of Neillsville; sons, Tom (Rose) Tibbett of Neillsville and John (Kathy) Tibbett of Texas; daughters, Margie (Gary) Zschernitz of Neillsville, Jean (Jim) Smagacz of Neillsville, Linda (Bob) Carlton of Idaho and Julie (Brad) Quicker of Neillsville; brother, Bruce "Tom" (Shirley) Tibbett of Neillsville; sister, Pat Mrotek of Neillsville; 14 grandchildren: Jason (Lea), Phillip (Jessie), Travis (Wendy), Jennifer (Matt), Melissa, Amanda, Bryan, Justin, Jake, Josh, Hannah, Willy, Danny and Darrin; nine great-grandchildren, Chase Rydge, Hunter, Mason, Marshall, Derek, Tanner, Hunter and Brooke; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Louise Tibbett, and a great-granddaughter, Brookelyn. 

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2010, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Neillsville.  Visitation was Friday, April 9, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday. 

Online condolences may be offered at  

Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona, served the family. 



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