(Friday - December 11, 2020) - Gary W. Liebau, age 86, of Jefferson, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 9, at Sunset Ridge Assisted Living in Jefferson.

Gary was born July 7, 1934, in Grafton, Wisconsin, son of the late Oscar and Eva (Gochenaur) Liebau. He grew up and attended school in Grafton. Following his graduation, he proudly served in the United States Army. On October 24, 1959, he was united in marriage to Barbara Canavera at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara. Following marriage, they resided in West Bend, and Chilton, Wisconsin, before moving to Niagara. While in Chilton, Gary owned a flower shop and a dairy farm and retired as a custodian for the Kiel School District. He was also an auctioneer for over 25 years in the Chilton and West Bend areas.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially loved the time spent with his family and friends.

Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Barbara; two sons, Joseph Liebau of Niagara, and James Liebau of Two Rivers, Wisconsin; two daughters, Mary Liebau of Stevens Point, Wisconsin and Susan (Timothy) Whitstone of Jefferson, Wisconsin; five grandchildren, Joey (Jessica), Tony, Fanci, Gareth and Lily; two great-grandchildren Ruby and Jack and by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by one daughter, Catherine Liebau and his sister Ayleen Bourdow.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 18, from 10:00 until 11:00 AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara. The Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 AM at the church. Rev. Fr. Michael Lightner will officiate. Burial will be in Niagara Cemetery in Niagara.

A very special thank you to Marquardt Hospice, Lindsey, Melinda and Chaplin Tom and Ray.

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The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Niagara Chapel, to honor Gary's legacy of life.


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