Alan G. Libbra, 70, of rural Alhambra, died on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at the Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
Mr. Libbra was very serious about the pandemic and continued to take all recommended precautions in regards to the virus. Even though he never had the virus it was his wishes and that of his family that for the safety of all a “drive thru” visitation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Libbra Farms, located at 11217 Libbra Road in New Douglas. A eulogy service will be continuously simulcast on radio during the “drive thru.”A public burial will be held at 2 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, located at 8189 Alhambra Road in New Douglas, following the “drive thru” visitation. Memorial Contributions in memory of Alan Libbra can be made to the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Spangle Cemetery, the Southwestern Electric Scholarship Fund, or to the Staunton FFA (Future Farmers of America). The Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston is assisting the family with arrangements
Mr. Libbra was born on Friday, Aug. 10, 1951, in Litchfield, to Americo “Mack” and Elaine (Philippe) Libbra. He married Janice K. Lesicko on April 12, 1975, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton.
Mr. Libbra was a graduate of Livingston High School. He received his Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois. Mr. Libbra was a farmer managing Libbra Farms for most of his life. His family had a dairy operation and later they had a livestock operation. Mr. Libbra was a member and former chairman of the board for Southwestern Electric Cooperative and a trustee for the Olive Township. He was active with Illinois Public Action, Farmers Union, Farm Alliance, several dairymen’s organizations and other political organizations fighting for change. He was a Democrat.
Mr. Libbra is survived by his wife; children, Jennifer (Nels) Ostrom of rural Worden and Curt (Jennifer) Libbra of rural Collinsville; grandchildren, George Ostrom and Katherine Ostrom; sister, Joyce (Vic) Oltmann of rural New Douglas; nephew, Mike Oltmann and niece, Leslie Oltmann; aunt, Dorothy Tsupros; uncle, Richard Philippe; sister-in-law, Shirley (Joe) DalPozzo; niece, Angie (Kyle) Buhr and nephew, Mike (Jill) DalPozzo, and their families; cousin, Elaine Graiff, wife of the late Dr. Ronald Graiff; and several other cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Condolence may be left online at www.lesickofuneralhome.com.