Donald D. Libell (1928 - 2017)

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Donald D. Libell, 89, of Fairview Heights, formerly of Shobonier, passed away on Wednesday morning, Nov. 1, 2017, at Evelyn's Hospice House in Creve Coeur, Mo.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in O'Fallon, with the Rev. Father Ian C. Wetmore officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Wolfersberger Funeral Home in O'Fallon and from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Memorials: St. Michael's Episcopal Church. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mr. Libell was born on Jan. 1, 1928, in Shobonier, the son of John Frank and Pearl (Leininger) Libell.
Mr. Libell grew up in Shobonier and graduated from Vandalia High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Don was a communications operator for the railroad for 42 years. He was a faithful member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Ainad Shrine. He was devoted to his family.
Surviving are his wife Lorraine (Davis) Libell; his children, Mark Libell of University City, Mo., Bruce Libell of East Peoria, Nelson (Carolyn) Libell Sr. of Hazelwood, Mo., and Andrea (Steven) Ziegler of Fairview Heights; his grandchildren, Alexander, Jason, Sharon, Nelson Jr., Jordan, Jason and Alexandra; great-grandchildren, Beverly, Rylee and Teslyn; and his siblings, Floyd (Harriet) Libell, Eloise Alverson and Janice Meyer Lillie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bradley Libell; and a sister, Denise Curran.
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Wolfersberger Funeral Home - O'Fallon
102 West Washington Street
O'Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 632-3681
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Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 3 to Nov. 15, 2017
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