Ruth E. LieburnIssue Date: November 15, 2018
Ruth Emma (Veek) Lieburn, 84, of Marinette, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at the Jack and Engrid Meng Residence of Unity Hospice in DePere.
Born Aug. 9, 1934 in Marinette, to Wilbert and Lola (Delware) Veek, she graduated from Marinette High School in 1952 and married William "Jitters" Lieburn on April 16, 1955.
A longtime member of First United Methodist Church, she sang in the Church Choir for over 60 years, served on the Church Finance Committee as Memorial Fund Secretary-Treasurer for many years and was a member of the Board of Trustees.
For many years she sang in a trio with her husband and their brother-in-law, Al Rieter, performing for weddings, funerals, community events and the Lieburn family gatherings. While her children were young, she was active in P.T.A., serving as treasurer.
She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star and held the office while her husband served as Worthy Patron. Working with other local classmates, the couple organized many reunions of the Class of 1952. She worked at Wisconsin and Michigan Bell Telephone Co., Marinette Produce and Gordon Machinery Sales as a bookkeeper for 24 years.
After retirement, they wintered in Florida for several years. She enjoyed singing, reading and knitting, but mostly loved time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many friends.
She is survived by children, David (Kathy) Lieburn of Green Bay, Tim (Mary) Lieburn of DePere, Brian (Pam) Lieburn of Columbus, Oh. and Diane (David) Lund of Byron, Mn.; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Lieburn of Rochester, Mn.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Jack Guimond and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Lieburn.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William; a son, Thomas and two sisters, Avyce Guimond and Pat Garneski.
Friends may call at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral services at noon. Rev. Kevin Dembinski will officiate with entombment in Forest Home Mausoleum. Memorial donations in her name are appreciated to The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) for the support of suicide prevention.
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