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Kay Liebe
January 21, 1939 - January 24, 2018

Janice Kay Liebe, 79, of Oelwein passed away on Wednesday January 24, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. There will be no visitation, however, a time of fellowship at the American Legion Hall in Oelwein will follow the Funeral Mass. Funeral Mass will begin at 1:30 PM on Monday January 29, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Father Ray Atwood officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. A memorial fund has been established. 

Kay was born on January 21, 1939 in Oelwein, Iowa the daughter of John and Marguerite (Kirby) O’Hara.  She grew up in Oelwein and graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic School in 1957.  On November 5, 1960 she was united in marriage to Jule “Chub” Liebe at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. Kay worked with the hot lunch program at the middle school in Oelwein for over thirty years.  Kay enjoyed fishing (Leech Lake, Lake Pepin for a few), cooking, gambling, crossword puzzles and sitting on her porch, but her greatest love was her family and their time together. Kay was a member of Sacred Heart Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters of America. Although Kay is gone, her memory will live on.

She is survived by her husband Jule “Chub” Liebe; two daughters: Becky Huber (Chip) of Waterloo and Kristi (Mark) Schmuecker of Independence; a son Rick Liebe of Wadena; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister Jane Logan of Oelwein and four brothers: Donald O’Hara of Oelwein, Jack O’Hara of Minnesota, Pete O’Hara of California and William O’Hara of Des Moines. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Marguerite O’Hara, and Chub’s parents Lawrence and Thelma Liebe.  


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Linda and Mike Mahoney on January 30, 2018 at 8:59 AM said:

Our deepest sympathy to Jule and the entire family in the loss of Kay.
May she rest in peace in the arms of the Holy Family, a peace she most truly deserves.
Bobbie Woodman on January 30, 2018 at 8:11 AM said:

So sorry to see of your loss of your Grandmother. I hope you find some peace in all the memories you shared. I will keep your family in my prayers. Family is everything.
Denny & Marcia Pepin on January 28, 2018 at 5:12 PM said:

Our sincere condolences to Chub, Rick, Kristi, Becky and Kay's entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Michelle Stasi Moran on January 28, 2018 at 6:35 AM said:

Thinking of you. Have so many good memories of your family/mom.....back when neighbors were neighborly. Dad especially remembers her "saving" our brother Matt as my dad came close to running over him in car.....angel then and angel now.
Liebe Family on January 26, 2018 at 2:55 PM said:

My sympathy to all of Kay's family. So sorry to hear the news.
Ursula on January 26, 2018 at 2:19 PM said:

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May you be comforted by the God of all comfort and your hearts find peace at this difficult time.
Marni Stasi Heisler on January 26, 2018 at 12:07 PM said:

Our families thoughts and prayers to the Liebe family!! Many memories of a great neighbor!! The Lou Stasi Family
Darryl Schmitt on January 26, 2018 at 9:13 AM said:

So many great childhood memories thanks to Kay, I'll be thinking of you all.
Marla Williams on January 26, 2018 at 5:17 AM said:

Raine and family: I am very sorry to hear about your grandmother. It is always hard to imagine life without the mainstays of our family. But we know that they where called to a better place and for a purpose. Take care and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
John and Sherry Pattison on January 26, 2018 at 4:17 AM said:

Our deepest sympathy to you all
Lori Rueber Buseman on January 25, 2018 at 5:18 PM said:

I’m so sorry Kristi. My mom passed in April. Please get a hold of me when you can. 515 236 4263.
Lyle & Nancy Miller on January 25, 2018 at 4:10 PM said:

Please accept our condolences. Always a fun loving person. May she rest in peace.
Tom and Pat Arp on January 25, 2018 at 12:29 PM said:

Krsiti and Mark we are sorry for your loss, we are thinking of you and your families
Kelly and Robert Fink on January 25, 2018 at 10:51 AM said:

Thinking of your family at this difficult time.
Mary and Sharm Samuelson on January 24, 2018 at 4:48 PM said:

You have our sincere sympathies. We enjoyed many great conversations on the deck and across the backyards with Kay. She was a wealth of knowledge and quite the baker. She will be missed immensely.

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