Donald J. Thibodeau, 84, of Crivitz, died Monday, September 16, 2013, at NewCare Convalescent Center, Crivitz. He was born to the late Alvin and Leone (Entringer) Thibodeau on March 29, 1929 in Sturgeon Bay.
Donald graduated from Algoma High School and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He moved to Milwaukee and worked at The American Can Company for 20 years. Donald married Josephine "Bobbi" Ebner April 24, 1954. The couple moved to the Crivitz area in 1970 where they owned and operated Thibodeau's Grocery Store in Twin Bridge. They also bought a farm in the Twin Bridge area and operated that until retirement. Donald loved all 41 of his dogs and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Josephine "Bobbi" and three children: Jeffrey Thibodeau, Crivitz, Denise (Steve) Stewart, Crivitz, Phillip (Joan) Thibodeau, Crivitz; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters: Jo (Jerry) Klika, Green Bay and Grace (Ray) Piper, Lakewood.He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Donald was preceded in death by his son, Michael; two brothers and one sister.
Friends and relatives may call at Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, 801 George St., Crivitz, Thursday, September 19th from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Crivitz at 11 a.m. with Father Walter Stumpf officiating.
Please visit rhodescharapata.com to express online condolences.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of NewCare Conv. Center and Southern Care Hospice for their compassionate care.