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Rosemary Liebe

Published: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 8:55 a.m. CDT

LADD — Rosemary J. Liebe, 87, formerly of Ladd, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Hawthorne Inn in Peru.

Born Sept. 8, 1926, in Spring Valley to Edwin and Anna (Harcher) Leyttl, she married William “Buttons” Liebe Sr. March 8, 1947, in St. Joseph’s Church in Peru.

She attended St. Joseph’s Commercial School then LaSalle-Peru Township High School. She then went to Chicago and worked at the Visking Corporation law department. After her marriage, she traveled with her husband as he played professional baseball with the Cincinnati Reds. After returning to the Illinois Valley, her son, William Liebe Jr. was born in 1951.  Later in life she worked at the law offices of Peter Ferracuti and Anthony Raccuglia. She attended St. Benedict’s Church in Ladd and many years and was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member and past president of the Legal Secretaries Organization.

She is survived by two grandsons, BJ (Felicia) Liebe of Ladd and Nicholas (Melissa) Liebe of Princeton; and three grandchildren, Avery, Austin and Antonio.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 27, 2000; her son, William Jr. in 2007; and one sister.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in St. Joseph’s Church, Peru, with the Rev. Harold Datzman, O.S.B., officiating. Burial will be in the Ladd Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the church.

The Hurst Funeral Home in Ladd is handling arrangements for the family.

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