Norman Kibe JR

Monday, October 2, 2017

Norman David Kibe, Jr, cherished dad, grandpa, uncle, brother and friend went to be with his lord and savior on Sept. 28, 2017.

Norm was born Nov. 24, 1939 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania to Norman Sr and Barbra Kibe.

He worked odd jobs to help take care of his family, joining the Navy at the age of 17. Norm served 4 years and was honorably discharged in 1961.

He met and married Pat in El Dorado, California in 1963. After having three kids in California they moved to Idaho and had three more kids.

Norm was a hard worker doing jobs like working in the hospital helping with elderly patients, logging, mechanics and eventually roofing. Norm, with the help of his wife Pat, supported and raised six children roofing.

He was forced into early retirement when he fell off a ladder and broke his heel.

Norm loved hunting and fishing. He hunted raccoons, bear, deer, elk and mountain lions.

He would tell stories of going into the brush after bear with just a knife and a pistol.

He knew how to do many things and loved to share his knowledge with whomever was willing to listen and learn.

He took all his kids and grandkids hunting and fishing teaching them how to find, shoot, track and take care of the game properly. He helped young men from his church learn to hunt and fill their tags.

Norm was a dedicated grandpa having 16 blood grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He loved to sit in the yard and watch them play and feed them candy and goodies before sending them back home with their parents.

He was a man of God serving many years in the church. He would go out and help bring people into the church and kids as well so that everyone could hear Godís word.

He sang songs of praise in church with his wife and helped anyone who was willing to sing as well sharing his knowledge and his music with them.

Norman loved his family and friends very much. He would do anything he could for them. But he was also a stubborn hard headed man who was very strong in his beliefs.

He loved God and would try get anyone he could to do so also. In the end his faith kept him strong because he knew where he was going to be and who he would be with.

All he wanted in the end was for everyone to understand that he was going where he wanted to and for them to realize that he will always love them no matter what. He will always be watching over all his children, grandchildren and friends.

Anytime he is thought of it will be of great times and how much he is loved. We love you Norm Kibe always and forever!

Norm was preceded in death by both parents, a sister, his wife, a son and a daughter.

He is survived by 4 kids; Luella Kibe, Sherry (Kenneth) Cooper, Frank (Samantha) Kibe and Howard Kibe, 2 sisters; Winnie Miller and Linda Wiesingham, a brother Jimmy Kibe, plus numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

No formal services at schedule at this time. Cremation is under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.