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Donald F. Kibbe

Obituary for Donald F. Kibbe

May 30, 1942 - February 18, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 75

Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather


Donald F. Kibbe, age 75, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018. He was born May 30, 1942, to the late Philip and Doris (nee Moody) Kibbe in Augusta, Georgia. On August 20, 1966, he married the love of his life, Ruth Schmitt, at St. John's Church in Johnsburg.
Don was a longtime McHenry resident. He enjoyed playing cards and dominoes with friends. One of his favorite things was to travel to Las Vegas. He also loved to fish in his free time. Don cherished spending time with his grandchildren, children, and wife of 51 years, Ruth. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and relatives.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; dear children: Ronda (Robert) Zielke and Donald Jr. (Christy) Kibbe; cherished grandchildren: Amanda and Amber Zielke, Madysun Williams, and Ashton and Sommer Kibbe. He is further survived by his siblings: Diane (David) Rasbaugh and Pam (Henry) Justen; sisters-in-law: Rita Schmitt, Dorothy (Richard) Hiller, and Rose Marie (Richard) Michels; brothers-in-law: Bernard (Judy) Schmitt and Henry (Karen) Schmitt; and many nieces, nephews, and good friends.
Visitation will be held from 12pm until 4pm on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Don's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Road Ste. 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
For more information, visit or call 815-385-0063

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McHenry, IL 60050
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