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Tim Leibel enjoyed farming with his John Deere

Mass of Christian Burial for Tim Leibel, 66, of Glencross, will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018, at 10 a.m., MDT, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Trail City.
Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Glencross, under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
A family service will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the church.
Tim passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, N.D.
Timothy “Tim” Terrance Leibel was born on July 30, 1951, in Mobridge, to Aloysius “Jack” and Elizabeth “Lizzy” Leibel. He grew up on a farm near Glencross and attended grade school there. He graduated from Timber Lake High School in 1969.
After graduating, Tim worked on the farm with his father, milking cows and planting crops. He was then drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He returned to farm and joined in a partnership with his brother Jerry, milking cows, farming, and later adding stock cows.
During a dry spell, Tim moved to the Black Hills and flew fire patrol for Custer’s forestry service.
He returned to the farm in 1982 and met Cherie Richter. Tim and Cherie were married at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Aug. 26, 1983. They moved to a ranch near Glencross where they still resided. He raised cattle, sheep and farmed. Together they had three children: Tigh, Tanner and Hayley.
Tim enjoyed farming with his John Deere tractors and combines and tending to the cattle herd with his dog, Rudy. He was an active member of the Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Northern Oahe Cattlemen’s Association, and Civil Air Patrol. He was also on the Trail City Volunteer Fire Department for many years and took pride in being a wildland firefighter. Tim always had time for visiting and a cup of coffee with friends and family.
Tim is survived by his wife, Cherie Leibel of Glencross; his son, Tigh (Kelly) Leibel of Sioux Falls; his grandpuppies, Scout and Hoot; his son, Tanner Leibel of Lewiston, Idaho; his grandpuppy, Cinch; his daughter, Hayley Leibel of Glencross; his brother, Gerald “Jerry” (Dawn) Leibel of Glencross; his brother, Jim (Julie) Leibel of Aberdeen; many nephews and nieces and cousins; and his beloved dog, Rudy.
Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Aloysius and Elizabeth Leibel; and father- and mother-in-law, Fred and Millie Richter.