DELAVAN – Anton “Tony” E. Hibl, age 80, of Delavan passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Vintage on the Ponds. He was born on a farm near Dickinson, ND on January 24, 1935 and was the youngest child of Anton and Anna (Barta) Hibl. He worked on the farm until he met and married Clara Hellman on July 6, 1953. Tony and Clara had six children while living in Dickinson. They moved their family to Delavan in 1964 while Tony found work as a heavy equipment operator with Local 139. He worked for many companies including Cunningham Bros., JP Cullen, Rock Road Gravel, and later retired from Janesville Sand and Gravel. He also had many interests throughout his life. While living in Dickinson, he raced stock cars, rode horses and bulls in rodeos, and did many Western roundups. He was also an auctioneer for many years. After moving to WI, his family lived on a farm west of Delavan. He loved gardening, fishing, ball games, horses, and the company of anyone he could meet to chat with about anything. Tony was known locally for his handing out of candy to people of all ages in hopes of putting a smile on their faces.
Tony is survived by his children, Connie (Richard) Schultz, Curtis (Debbie) Hibl, Scott (Vicki) Hibl, Kevin (Arlene) Hibl, and Tiffany (Chris) Spoden; his friend and companion, Jan Voss; a sister, Patsey Decker, of Belfield, ND; ex-wife, Clara Hibl; and son-in-law, Pete Chojnowski; 15 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Tony is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charlie and Albert Hibl; sisters, Edith Kubik and Victoria Barta; two daughters, Shelley Chojnowski and Carla Jean Hibl; and a great grandson, Davin.
Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 714 E. Walworth Ave. Visitation will be held from 4-7 P.M. on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Monroe Funeral Home, 604 E. Walworth Ave. Many thanks and prayers to all of his friends, family, and the community for your prayers and kind words during Tony’s illness. Special thanks to all of the nursing homes and staffs who provided unconditional loving care for him during his time with them.