Kim R. Liebel, a resident of Little Falls, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, at his home in Little Falls.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at First Lutheran Church in Little Falls, with Rev. David Sperstad officiating. Burial will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls and from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Military Honors will be conducted by the Little Falls American Legion Post #46.
Kim R. Liebel was born in Aberdeen, S.D., June 19, 1952, to Eugene W. and Bernice (Berget) Liebel. The family moved to Little Falls from Groton, S.D., in 1957 where he was raised on the family farm near Flensburg. Kim graduated with the class of 1970 from the Little Falls Community High School. He married Barbara Monahan Sept. 1, 1975, and through their union had three children: Lee, Luke and Lindsey. Kim farmed with his father and worked at Tri-City Paving until 1980 when he pursued a career in real estate and insurance. Kim was a Farm Bureau financial agent for 29 years. He was a former member of the Minnesota National Guard, active member of the Little Falls American Legion Post #46 and First Lutheran Church, where he was the coordinator for the Meals on Wheels program for many years. Kim enjoyed life to the fullest and loved to hunt, fish, cook, watch football and Nascar races but family and friends were his first priority. He will be remembered by his smile, boisterous laugh and his generosity.
Kim is survived by his soul mate, Barbara (Monahan) Liebel; sons, Lee Liebel and Luke (Kristina) Liebel; grandson, Samuel Liebel; brother, Lonnie (Carol) Liebel; sister, Heidi Gwost; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Kim was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Bernice Liebel; mother and father-in-law, Harold and Bea Monahan; brother, David Liebel; and his pride and joy, daughter, Lindsey Rae Liebel.
Casketbearers will be Dave Kuchinski, Art Garrison, Jeff Nielsen, John Rudek, Mike Roach and Vilas Van Slooten.
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