Libben, Michael


Died: August 31, 2012

Michael Dale Libben, 50, of Petersburg, passed away, surrounded by his family, following his battle with cancer , on August 31, 2012 at his home. He was born on October 13, 1961, the son of Ronald and Rose Mary Humphrey Libben. He married Gayla Nave on May 18, 1981

Michael is survived by his wife Gayla, of Petersburg; mother, Rose Mary Libben of Petersburg; two daughters, Dawn Libben of Carterville, IL and Amanda Cannedy of Oakford, IL; a son, Zachary Libben of Athens; nine grandchildren; a sister, Sherry Crawford of Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Libben.

Michael worked as a carpenter and was a member of the Local #16 Carpenters Union for 19 years. He also served in the US Army for 6 years.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 2, 2012 from 3 to 5 pm at Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg. Cremation rites will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael Libben Benefit fund C/O Athens State Bank.

Online memorial messages may be left for his family at

Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg is in charge of arrangements.

Hurley Funeral Home

255 S Main St
Chandlerville, IL
Phone: (217) 458-2424