Earl H. Dibb, age 87, of St. Cloud, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at the Lakeview Ranch in Dassel.
He was born June 21, 1926, in Lester Prairie, to Earl and Sylvia (Zebell) Dibb.
Earl married La June Arlene Huser June 25, 1989, at Briggs Lake.
Earl was a welder, and lived in the St. Cloud area for the past 25 years. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Clear Lake, was a member of the Litchfield American Legion Post 104, and was a volunteer with the Clearwater food shelf.
Earl served his country in the United States Navy. He was very proud to be a Sea Bee.
He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and traveling.
A gentle, forgiving man, Earl loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, La June, of St. Cloud; children Russell (Laurel) of Prescott, WI, Bruce (Ann) of Blaine, Steve (Sharon) of Farmington, Bill (Linda) of St. Stephen, and Jon of Minneapolis; stepchildren, Colleen (Paul) Studniski of Watkins, and Neal (Leela) Lampher of St. Cloud; a brother, Lyle of Lester Prairie; sister-in-law Shirley Dibb of Lester Prairie; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Douglas and Wally; and sister-in-law Arlene Dibb.
The funeral service took place Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clear Lake. The Rev. George Sogissor III officiated, and interment followed at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Sauk Rapids.
Family and friends called Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids, with prayers at 6:45 p.m., and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
Memorials are preferred to Lakeview Ranch in Dassel or Trinity Lutheran Church in Clear Lake.
The Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids handled the arrangements. Obituary, guest book, and video tribute are available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.