THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Herbert G. Lieberth
Herbert G. Lieberth, 80, of Menominee, MI., passed away the evening of Aug. 28, 2017 after an eight year battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
Born June 14, 1937 in Marinette, to the late John and Anna (Stuhler) Lieberth, he graduated from Menominee High School in 1956 and served in the United States Army. He married the former Katherine Kuffel in 1971 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marinette and worked as a skilled tradesman for L.E. Jones for 41 years, retiring in 2002.
His hobbies included farming, hunting, taking bus tours with his wife, breakfast with the retired firemen and his friends and riding his Kubota. A member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, he served as an usher there and also belonged to the Knights of Columbus, DAV and was a volunteer fireman with Menominee Ingallston Fire Department for 30 years as captain and most recently as an honorary fire department member.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Kathy of Menominee whom he faithfully visited at the nursing home for the past six years; three children, John Lieberth of Menominee, Barbara (Jim) Corbett of Chicago and Christine (Erik) Johnson of Kellogg, Mn.; four grandchildren; a sister, Irma Kozikowski of Menominee; a sister-in-law, Gail Kuffel of Green Bay and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Gary Kozikowski and Edward Kuffel.
Family will receive friends at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Menominee on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 from 9 a.m. until time of Fire Department Final Call at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Fr. Ron Timock will officiate with burial in Birch Creek Cemetery. A memorial fund will be established and any acts of kindness or sympathy can be directed to a family member. Anderson Kell Funeral Home of Menominee is assisting the family with arrangements.