Elaine Mae Hibbard
Elaine Mae Hibbard, age 87, of Tomah, WI, passed away on Tuesday January 7, 2020 at Willow Winds Assisted Living in Denver, Iowa.
Elaine Mae Hibbard, age 87, of Tomah, WI, passed away on Tuesday January 7, 2020 at Willow Winds Assisted Living in Denver, Iowa. She was born October 2, 1932 in Menasha, WI to Roger and Petranella (Van Lanen) Johnson.
Elaine attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, majoring in education. She moved to Tomah in the 1960’s and taught for over 33 years in the Tomah School District. She was united in marriage to Gerald Hibbard on March 18, 1978. They enjoyed many years traveling together and attending their children and grandchildren’s events. Following retirement, Elaine and Jerry enjoyed wintering in Florida. He preceded her in death in December of 2016.
She is survived by her children, Dick (Maria) Peth of Waverly, IA, Julie (Hunter) Walor of Glen Ellyn, IL; Michael (Jennifer) Hibbard of New Glarus, WI, June Nielsen of Madison, WI; grandchildren, Derek Peth, Rachel (Blake) Bishop, Greg Walor, John Walor, and Marin Walor, Brandon Nielsen and Patrick Nielsen.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald; two sisters, Margaret and Evelyn; along with other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10:30 a.m. at Queen of the Apostles Parish in Tomah. Monsignor Richard Gilles will officiate. Private burial will be held at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Tomah. Family and friends are invited for visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church on Saturday. A reception for Elaine will be held at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah following the Mass, starting around Noon. Online condolences may be offered at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.
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