Mike D. Libich, 58 - January 14, 2014Mike D. Libich, 58, of Gothenburg died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at his home in Gothenburg, surrounded by his family, following cancer.
Services took place at Our Lady of Good Counsel of Gothenburg on Friday, Jan. 17, with the Rev. Don O’Brien officiating. Interment was at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Libich was born Dec. 30, 1955, at Liberal, KS, son of Harold and Shirley Libich. He grew up at Hooker, OK, until the age of 11 when his family moved to Iowa and then later to Belleville, KS, where he graduated from Belleville High School in 1974.
On June 29, 1974, he married Janice Sweet at Belleville. To this union, three children were born. He and his wife resided at Franklin, Western and Cozad, finally making their home at Gothenburg.
He was an electrical lineman and was employed with Franklin Public Power, Norris Public Power, the City of Cozad and was the electrical foreman and city inspector at Gothenburg.
Libich was a member of the Nebraska Muzzleloader Association, the Franklin Gun Club, Maxwell Gun Club and the Pony Express Ramrodders. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and telling jokes as well as helping others and spending time with his family and friends, according to family members.
He was preceded in death by: his sisters—Brenda Libich and Kathy Moon; his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Survivors include: his wife, Janice Libich of Gothenburg; his parents, Harold and Shirley Libich of Elmore City, OK; a daughter, Stacie (Kevin) Brueggeman of Kearney; two sons—Travis (Kara) Libich and Marshall (Susan) Libich, all of Gothenburg; six grandsons—Tristin Brueggeman, Brendan Libich, Corben Libich, Ethan Libich, Braylon Brueggeman and Weston Brueggeman; two granddaughters—Kirstin Brueggeman and Rebecca Libich; two sisters—Joyce (Mark) Kamm of Van Meter, IA, and Pam (Ben) Adams of Lindsey, OK; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.