Wayne Lawrence Liebe, 83, of Oelwein passed away on Monday December 4, 2017 at Arlington Place in Oelwein. Visitation will be from 1-4 pm on Sunday December 10, 2017 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 am on Monday December 11, 2017at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with burial at a later date. A memorial fund has been established.
Wayne was born on July 25, 1934 in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Lawrence and Thelma (Smith) Liebe. He grew up in Oelwein and graduated from Oelwein High School in 1952 and then attended Drake University from 1952 to 1953. Wayne was united in marriage with Judy Warren on October 9, 1954 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. After his schooling he worked at Iowa Motors in Oelwein for his father and later with his brother Jule “Chub” as co- owners until they both retired. Wayne was an avid golfer, enjoyed riding his horses, playing poker, his morning coffee and breakfast group, vacations at the lake, his John Deere tractor, flying his airplane, driving stock cars and of course Ford cars and trucks. He also enjoyed time with his family. He was a big part of Oelwein and will be missed by his family and friends.
Wayne was a member of the Knights of Columbus, past president of Rotary Club, the Jaycees, Oelwein City Council, Oelwein Airport Board and an Oelwein Ambassador.
Wayne is survived by his wife Judy; his children: Kent (Karla) Liebe, Lynn (Bob) Stewart and Lori (John “Bud”) Sackfield; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; his brother Jule (Kay) Liebe; his sister Janet Levendusky and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents and daughter-in-law Susan Liebe.