Milton Hebig, 86, Lismore, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne.
A funeral service was Monday, Jan. 23, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lismore. Interment with military honors provided by the Lismore American Legion Post 636 was at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Lismore.
Milton Hebig was born Sept. 27, 1930, to John “Jack” and Margaret (Voss) Hebig near St. Kilian. When he was 5 years old, the family moved to a farm one mile north of Lismore, where he lived the rest of his life. Milton attended St. Anthony’s School in Lismore, graduating in 1948.
Milton married Marilyn Ann Sieve on Sept. 25, 1956, at St. Kilian’s Catholic Church in St. Kilian. After their marriage they lived on the family farm. He remained on the farm after Marilyn passed away in December of 2001.
Milton was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lismore. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus and the Lismore American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farm sales, pets and playing basketball in his younger years. He also enjoyed reading, fixing things, sarcasm and having the ability to converse with everyone.
He is survived by his children, Kevin Hebig of Lismore, Marjie (Douglas) Anderson of Litchfield, John Hebig of Lismore, Ginny (Mark) Verbrugge of St. Michael, Laurie (Tim) Hermeling of Iona, and Lisa (Paul) Kalis of Sartell; a son-in-law, Pat Thier of Adrian; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two sisters, Winifred Balkenol of Redwood Falls, and Darlene Pryor of St. Peter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marilyn, a daughter, Patty, a grandson, Thomas Verbrugge, great-grandchildren Paisley Mclendon, Emmit Butenhoff and Keeston Thier, and brothers Orville and Rodney Hebig.
Arrangements were provided by Totzke Funeral Home of Fulda, www.totzkefuneralhome.com.