Obit: Caliebe, Earl G. (1928 – 2014)


Surnames: Caliebe, Benson, Syth, Miller, Lindner, Grabler

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 27 Aug 2014

Caliebe, Earl G. (1 JAN 1928 – 7 SEP 2014)

Earl G. Caliebe, 87, Greenwood, died on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 11, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Greenwood. Rev. Brian Campbell will officiate. Visitation will be held at the church, on Thursday, from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Earl George Caliebe was born on Jan. 1, 1928, in Appleton, the son of George and Mabel (nee Benson) Caliebe. When he was a young boy, his family moved to Greenwood, where Earl was raised and received his education, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1946. He married Shirley Ann Syth on Feb. 15, 1947, in Greenwood. Earl worked for his father for a short time, before becoming employed with Wuethrich's Creamery (Grassland Dairy Products), where he drove truck for 38 years until his retirement in the mid-1980s. After retiring, Earl kept busy raising raspberries and strawberries, which he started in 1968. He had many interests, but especially loved sports, fishing, and traveling throughout the United States, Alaska, Canada, Australia, Turkey, Israel, Greece and Mexico. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Earl will be dearly missed by his wife, Shirley, Greenwood; his children, Corrine (Jerry) Miller, Marshfield, James (Linda) Caliebe, Eau Claire, Robert Caliebe, Chicago, Ill., Kurt Caliebe, Greenwood, and Ann Lindner, Greenwood; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Eric (Carol), Jeff, David, Scott (Christina), Jana and Trevor; four great-grandchildren, Zachary, Alex, Isaac and Nora; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law, Ralph Lindner; and two sisters, Grace Caliebe and Verna Grabler.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given in Earl's name. Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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