Leo L. Tibbitts, Sr., 95, Woodstock, formerly of Hebron, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Hearthstone Communities in Woodstock.
He was born Dec. 8, 1918, to Henry and Maude (Crandall) Tibbitts in Hebron.
On Jan. 1, 1940, he married Minnie K. Hortin in Valpariso, Ind.
He served in the US Navy as an aviation machinist’s mate in WW II, from Sept. 1943 to Jan. 1946. He was a member of Eugene Drill Post #606 in Hebron.
He worked as a tool and die maker at Woodstock Die Casting (Auto-Lite) for 33 years, retiring in 1976.
He attended Hebron United Methodist Church in Hebron, and was a member of the Woodstock Moose Lodge. He served as a village trustee for Hebron for many years. He also delivered bulk fuel oil for Belden Oil for many years. He was a Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, archery and playing cards. He was an avid Cubs fan, and he loved chocolate.
Survivors include a daughter, Dawn (Michael) Jakic, Woodstock; a son, Leo L. (Patricia) Tibbitts Jr., Hebron; four grandchildren; Dale Tibbitts, Nashville, Tenn.; Victoria Tibbitts, Genoa City, Wis.; Christopher (Beverly) Jakic, Wonder Lake; Ryan (Roberta) Jakic, Pell Lake; and six great-grandchildren; Morgan and Brandy Sheppard, Alexandra Malcomb, Tabitha, Samantha and Serena Jakic.
He was preceded in death by his wife Feb. 23, 2001; a granddaughter, Michelle D. Jakic; and four brothers, William, Edward, Albert and Raymond Tibbitts.
Visitation was July 21 at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home, Hebron. The funeral was July 22, with interment with military honors in Linn-Hebron Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Comfort for Kids in Crisis, 1290 Lake Ave., c/o American Community Bank & Trust Woodstock, IL 60098.