Victor H. Liebe, age 72, died unexpectedly March 15, 2012 at his home in the Rhinelander area. He was a former Stevens Point resident.
Victor was born January 25, 1940 in Stevens Point to the late Michael and Charlotte (Dehlinger) Liebe. He grew up in Stevens Point, attending St. Joseph's grade school, & graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1958. Victor received Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Wisconsin in 1968; and then his master's in 1969.
Victor enlisted in the Army, serving in the 32nd Infantry (Red Arrow) Division. He attended the Wisconsin Military Academy, graduating as a 2nd 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. Victor received many ribbons & medals during his time of service. He retired as a Major, receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Army March 13, 1984.
Victor worked in Evanston, IL as a city engineer, and later worked as Vice President of the American Traffic Safety Services Association in Washington, DC, while residing in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He retired to Rhinelander in 2001.
Victor loved music; especially guitar music. He was an accomplished musician who played the guitar, dobro, banjo and other stringed instruments. Other interests included: gunsmithing and black powder guns. He was a precision hunting knife maker and went on many fishing trips to Alaska. Victor enjoyed leather crafting, geology and genealogy. He loved his chocolate Lab Retriever, Bruno, and had been working with the scouting program in Rhinelander.
Survivors include sons, Brian (Michelle Factor) and children, April, Asher and Arianna of Bonduel and Chris (Carmen) Liebe and children, Joshua, Emily, Noah, & Gabriel of Germany. He is further survived by a sister, Mary (Wesley) Erskin of Lake Geneva, WI; brothers, Michael (Luci) Liebe of Stevens Point, Bernard (Judy) Liebe of Pembine, WI, and Carl (Barbara) Liebe of Villa Park, IL.
Victor is preceded in death by sisters, Elizabeth Platta and Elaine Chapin; and a brother, James Liebe.
A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 am, Thursday, at Boston Funeral Home with Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating. Friends may call at Boston Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Polonia.