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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Allen R. Libby

1937 - 2021

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Allen R. Libby, 83, of Vance Creek Township, Barron County, Wisconsin, passed away on March 11, 2021 at Heritage Lakeside Nursing Home in Rice Lake, Wisconsin after a brief stay.

 

Allen Roy was born in the Clear Lake area on December 6th, 1937 to Victor and Helen (Dzubay) Libby.  Allen grew up and lived in Vance Creek Township his entire life.  During his early years he attended Meadowbrook School and Graduated from Clayton High School in 1956.  He attended the University of Wisconsin at River Falls for a short time and returned to the family dairy farm to work with his parents.  He met Marilyn Pearson at the roller rink in Deronda, Wisconsin and they were married on November 25th, 1960.  Together they worked the farm with Victor and Helen for many years.  They had three children:  Laurie, Carol and Michael. 

 

Allen was a lifelong member of the Reeve Evangelical Free Church and served there in the capacity of youth leader, Sunday school teacher and Trustee board member.  He was one of the charter members of the Barron County Reserve Officer Corps (ROC) and was a part of that organization for over 30 years and also was a member on and later chairman of the Vance Creek town board for over 40 years.  

 

He and Marilyn took over the farm in 1976 when Victor retired and later formed Libby's Pine Valley Dairy, Inc.  He was successful in his farming career, had almost 200 head of dairy cattle, farmed nearly 500 acres of land and did custom combining and hay baling in the area.  In addition to his service with the township and the ROC, Allen also served on other boards relating to the township, the Clear Lake Ambulance Board and for a short time on the Clayton School Board. 

 

Allen was well liked and respected by those who knew him and will be missed by many.  Preceding him in death were his wife Marilyn, his parents, Victor and Helen and many aunts and uncles. 

 

He leaves behind his children; Laurie (Michael) Gargulak, Rice Lake, WI, Carol (Debi Jo) Libby, Urbana, IL and Michael (Cari) Libby, Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren Caitlin (Michael) Brudzinski, Roberts, WI, Allison Gargulak, Tampa, FL and Margaret and Ian Libby, Minneapolis, MN; great-grandchildren Amelia and Bria Brudzinski; sisters Mary Ann (Roger) Klinghagen, Wilmar, MN and Sue (Roger) Theno, Woodbury, MN; and special friend, Marion Hoskins, Almena, WI. 

 

There will be a graveside service at the Reeve Cemetery on March 20th at 1:30 PM, with Rev. Todd Groat officiating.  All are welcome.  Please follow COVID-19 protocol, wear a mask and observe social distancing practices.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the animal rescue of your choice.   

 

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March 17, 2021 12:12 PM
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Roger and Sue Theno

March 17, 2021 12:08 PM

"On the 8th day God looked down on his paradise and decided He needed a caretaker so he made a farmer." Rest in Peace, Brother.
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Kenton & Julie Klinghagen

March 17, 2021 11:53 AM

Praying for peace and strength during this difficult time. We’re so sorry for your loss.

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Allen and Nancy Stendahl

March 15, 2021 9:33 AM

Our sincere condolences to the entire Libby family. Allen was a kind and generous soul.
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Bryan Stendahl

March 14, 2021 8:00 PM

Wishing peace and strength to everyone as I keep you all and Uncle Allen in my prayers and in my heart. Rest in Peace.

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Bryan
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