Victor H. Liebe, 72, Rhinelander, formerly of Stevens Point, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 15, 2012, at his home.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating.
Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Polonia.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and again from 9 a.m. Thursday, March 22, until the service.
Condolences may be offered online at bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Liebe was born Jan. 25, 1940, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Michael and Charlotte (Dehlinger) Liebe. He grew up in Stevens Point, attending St. Joseph’s grade school and graduating from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1958. He received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin in 1968 and a master’s degree in 1969.
He enlisted in the Army, serving in the 32nd Infantry (Red Arrow) Division. He attended the Wisconsin Military Academy, graduating as a second lieutenant. He was called up during the Berlin Crisis in 1961 and commanded a field artillery battalion. He attended other military schools, including Ft. Benning, Ga. He received many ribbons and medals during his time of service. He retired as a major, receiving an honorable discharge from the Army on March 13, 1984.
Mr. Liebe worked in Evanston, Ill., as a city engineer, and later worked as vice president of the American Traffic Safety Services Association in Washington, D.C., while residing in Fredericksburg, Va. He retired to Rhinelander in 2001.
Survivors include two sons, Brian (Michelle Factor), Bonduel, and Chris (Carmen), Germany; one sister, Mary (Wesley) Erskin, Lake Geneva; three brothers, Michael (Luci), Stevens Point, Bernard (Judy), Pembine, and Carl (Barbara), Villa Park, Ill.; and seven grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Platta and Elaine Chapin; and one brother, James Liebe.