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Wayne Liebe
July 25, 1934 - December 4, 2017

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. 


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Jeffrey and Lynn Reinert on December 11, 2017 at 11:20 PM said:

Our thoughts and prayers to Judy and the entire Liebe family. Wayne was a wonderful man, always had a smile on his face. He will be missed.
Robin and Bill Rosenstiel on December 11, 2017 at 5:41 PM said:

Mrs. Liebe,Kent,Lynn,Lori and All your Families,wanted to tell you all we are sorry for you loss.
Don & Dianne Frazer on December 9, 2017 at 5:42 PM said:

Judy and family,

Our deepest sympathy. Many fond memories of Wayne. Great supporter of Oelwein! Great guy!
Tina Ash on December 9, 2017 at 2:07 PM said:

So sorry to hear this. I will miss seeing him at the restaurant on Sundays. Sympathy to all.
Tina Ash on December 9, 2017 at 2:05 PM said:

So sorry to hear this. I will miss seeing him at the restaurant on Sundays. Sympathy to all.
Mark & June Birdnow on December 8, 2017 at 9:21 AM said:

Wayne was a friend, and how best to describe the kind of person he was is that he was very welcoming in 1976 when we opened our first dealership in Oelwein, the AMC-Jeep store that was in the old Zips hamburger building on S Frederick. Instead of being upset at more competition in town, Wayne and Judy were very welcoming. We are proud to call them friends! Wayne will be long remembered!
Debra "Klatt" Price on December 7, 2017 at 8:02 AM said:

My thoughts are with the Liebe family. Wayne was always a gentle soft spoken man. Having been friends with Lori growing up and seeing him at the golf course, he always had a smile and a kind greeting. He will be missed in Oelwein. Prayers & peace.
Roger B. Wetlaufer on December 6, 2017 at 5:45 PM said:

Wayne and I were "Best Friends" and had many great times together. I always enjoyed buying cars and tucks from Wayne and you never knew IF he was giving you a extra good deal or joking with you. I certainly will miss being around Wayne and having some good laughs.
Bob and Kathy Luecke on December 6, 2017 at 5:11 PM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
Connie Kaltenbach on December 6, 2017 at 10:55 AM said:

What a nice man! Always a pleasure to talk to him and he was always kind and polite. Sorry for your loss Judy and family but he is certainly looking down on all with his big smile.
Lyle and Nancy Miller on December 6, 2017 at 10:08 AM said:

Sincere condolences & will miss him. It's hard to believe he's gone. (Judy)-Hopefully his card game with the Lord will improve! We'll all be together there someday. May God Bless.
Marty Langel on December 6, 2017 at 9:50 AM said:

What a great person and a great family. Wayne has been a friend to the Langel's for years. Words can't describe our sorrow at this tough time. He was a great person to be around and he will be sorely missed. Wayne touched so many people in his life. I'm glad I knew him.
Ken and Rosalie Schmith on December 6, 2017 at 8:25 AM said:

Our deepest sympathy to Judy and the entire Liebe family. Knew Wayne for many years, a real gentleman.
Janice and Kevin Minton on December 5, 2017 at 5:50 PM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Liebe family. I have fond childhood memories of the Liebes and of Wayne. We bought many vehicles from Wayne and always knew he would treat us fair. In later years I often saw Wayne at the wellness center or the grocery store and he always had a kind word. He will be missed, safe home Wayne, God Bless ?
Denny Pepin on December 5, 2017 at 4:03 PM said:

So very sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He was truly a nice person and a great man! I always enjoyed talking with him, always enjoyed dealing with him at the Iowa Motor. Sincere condolences to all his family. He will be missed by many. RIP Wayne!
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