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