Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday and a prayer
service at 6:45 p.m. at Deiters Funeral Home and
Crematory in Washington. Additional visitation will
be from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas the
Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights. His
funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the
church, with Father Jeffrey Laible officiating.
Entombment will be at Resurrection Mausoleum in
Mr. Laible retired from Caterpillar Tractor Co.
in Mossville after 20 years as a tool grinder.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Washburn to Samuel
and Rosalee Crank Laible. He married Virginia Tiezzi
on Oct. 8, 1956, in Peoria.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Father
Jeffrey Laible of Lincoln and Terry Laible of
Washburn; one daughter, Sherry Laible-White (and
Michael) of Pekin; one grandson, Matthew; and two
great-grandchildren, Mariah and Matthew Jr.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two
brothers and three sisters.
Bud enjoyed collecting knives and traveled the
state of Illinois displaying and selling them at
knife shows. He loved animals, especially the family
He attended Bradley University and the University
Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Home
His memorial website is available at
www.deitersfuneralhome.com, where condolences
may also be sent to the family.