Leo and Mae Tibesar 1989

Leo Michael and Mae Katherine (Smith) Tibesar 1989

Leo Michael Tibesar Obituary

Leo M. Tibesar, age 96, of Red Wing (Minnesota), formerly of Rollingstone (Minnesota), died Thursday evening, October 23, 2008, at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center in Red Wing. He was born December 25, 1911, in Mount Vernon Township of Winona County (Minnesota), the son of Nicholas and Mary (Wieser) Tibesar and the grandson of Antoine and Susanna (Schwartz), who immigrated from Weyler, Belgium, in 1876. He graduated from St. Felix High School in Wabasha in 1929.

Leo worked for McConnon’s in Winona as an accountant; and as an office manager for the Altura Elevator, later purchased by Hubbard Milling in Altura. He retired from Hubbard in December 31, 1976.

Leo married Lucille Florence Dickman September 1, 1937 in Theilman, MN. She died October 26, 1949. He later married Mae Katherine Smith May 27, 1950, in Avon, MN. She died September 28, 2004.

He was an active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Rollingstone and a member of the St. Nicholas Society. His interests and hobbies were fishing, hunting and woodworking.

Leo is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Maurice Meier, Birchwood, WI; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Cynthia Tibesar, Red Wing, MN; seven grandchildren, Suzette Meier, Stephanie Head, Shelly Meier, Daniel Meier, Duke Joel Meier (Karina), Samantha Meier and Mark Tibesar; six great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Gunnar and Paxton Meier, Dawn Head, Devon Meier and Destiny Morley; sister, Sr. Cephas Tibesar, OSF, Rochester, MN; brother, Cletus Tibesar, Billings, MT; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his two wives, Lucille and Mae, two brothers, Bernard and Henry Tibesar and one sister, Susanna Hickey.

His body has been cremated. A memorial Mass will be offered on November 13, 2008, at 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Rollingstone with the Reverends Donald Lovas and Leo Tibesar officiating. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 9 am until the time of service. Personal messages may be sent to the family at www.abbottfh.com. The Abbott Funeral Home of Wabasha is in charge of arrangements.

Paul and Cynthia Tibesar, 2763 Ridgeway Lane, Red Wing, MN 55066

Gail and Maurice Meier, 16720 W Maple Terrace Drive, Birchwood, WI 54817


Leo Michael –> Nicholas Peter –> Antoine “Anton” –> Pierre –> Michael –> Philippe Tibesar