Marilyn H. Libby

May 8, 1940 ~ October 10, 2017 (age 77)


Marilyn H. Libby age 77 of Vance Creek Township, Barron County, WI  passed away unexpectedly on October 10, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Centers in Eau Claire, WI. 

Marilyn Helen Libby was born on May 8, 1940 in Onalaska, WI, the daughter of  Axel and Gertrude Moan.  She was adopted by F. Napoleon (Pode) and Helen Pearson as a young girl and grew up in the Amery area.  Marilyn graduated in 1958 from Amery High School and attended the University of Wisconsin at River Falls,  earning a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  On November 25, 1960 she married Allen Libby and moved to the Libby family farm in Vance Creek where she lived for the rest of her life.  Together they had three children, Laurie, Carol and Michael.  Marilyn taught elementary school at Sprague School in Cumberland, WI,  at Connorsville, WI, and also at Clayton, WI.    She also waitressed for many years at Wayne's Cafe in Amery and worked alongside Allen on the farm until her retirement in 2007.  In her spare time, Marilyn loved to garden, sew, quilt, bake, travel and watch the birds at their feeders.  She made beautiful quilts for family and friends, and kept many flower beds in the summer.  Marilyn was active with the Moon Lake Threshermen's  Association and the Vance Creek chapter of the Happy Homemaker's Club.  She struggled to recover following a stroke in August of 2012.  Marilyn overcame a lot of the physical limitations brought on by the stroke, but she never complained and always worked hard to achieve the next milestone to be independent. 

She was preceded in death by her birth parents, Axel and Gertrude Moan;
adoptive parents,  F. Napoleon (Pode) and Helen Pearson;
her parents-in-law, Victor and Helen Libby;
her brothers and sisters, Bernard (Rookie) Moan, Katherine Erickson, Arthur Moan, Russell Moan,
Theresa Ann Moan, Clara Anderson, Clarence Moan, Michael Moan, Bernadette Glokzine, and Axel Moan. 

She is survived by her husband, Allen Libby of Vance Creek, WI;
children; Laurie (Michael) Gargulak of Rice Lake, WI,   Carol (Debi Jo King) Libby of Urbana, IL    
and   Michael (Cari) Libby of Madison, WI;
grandchildren,  Caitlin (Michael) Brudzinski of Roberts, WI, Allison Gargulak of Rice Lake, WI
and Margaret and Ian Libby of Madison, WI;
great grandchildren,  Amelia Brudzinski and Baby Brudzinski on the way. 
brother Donald Pearson of Turtle Lake, WI;  

While Marilyn will be missed by many friends and relatives, she will also be missed by some very special   people,  especially Christopher and Amber Queiser and their children Emmitt, Delilah, and Jordan,
Gail Torgerson, and Charles and Jodi Hase and their children Jasimine and Wyatt. 

The funeral will be held at the Reeve Evangelical Free Church in Clear Lake  on October 16th, 2017 at 11AM with a burial following at the Reeve Cemetery. 

A visitation will be held on October 15, 2017 from 4-7 PM at the Reeve Evangelical Free Church in Clear Lake WI and one hour before the service on Monday.  

Clergy - Rev. Todd Groat           Music  -  Margaret Peterson

Casket Bearers  -  Wyatt Hase, Paul Grossenbacher, Donald Pearson, Roger Theno, Michael Brudzinski,
& Ora Bontrager

Memorial gifts can be given to the Reeve Church.

Scheuermann Funeral Home and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements.

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October 15, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Reeve Evangelical Free Church
205 1 1/2 street
Clear Lake, Wisconsin 54005

October 16, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Reeve Evangelical Free Church
205 1 1/2 street
Clear Lake, Wisconsin 54005

Funeral Service
October 16, 2017

11:00 AM
Reeve Evangelical Free Church
205 1 1/2 street
Clear Lake, Wisconsin 54005

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