Volkmar A. "Al" Hibel

Born: Sun., Jan. 12, 1941
Died: Wed., Mar. 4, 2015


9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Mar. 07, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Mar. 07, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Volkmar A. "Al" Hibel, 74, of Quincy, died at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday (March 4, 2015) in his home.

   Born January 12, 1941 in Lintorf, Germany, Al was the son of Ferdinand and Gretel Windgassen Hibel. Growing up in the struggles of post war Germany, Al was educated at the Evangelische Volksschule in Lintorf. In 1955 he became a Tool & Die Apprentice in Ratingen and also attended the Berufschule (Trade School) in Ratingen where he graduated in 1958.

   On February 29, 1960, Al met his future wife, Anita Wlodarzyk, at a Fashing Festival in Ratingen. One year later, Christmas of 1961, they were engaged.  When the Wlodarzyk family decided to emigrate to America in 1962, Al came with them to "make a better life for them all." Al and Anita were married on June 1, 1963 at Salem Church in Quincy.

   Al was employed at the Bell Echo Company, where he learned to speak English. He became a Tool & Die maker for Kuester Tool & Die until joining Moorman Manufacturing Company in 1972, retiring as a foreman after many years of service. Following his retirement, Al opened A & A Tool & Die which he operated from his home.

   An avid fisherman, Al loved taking fishing trips to Bennett Springs. He enjoyed his trips to the casino, and traveling, making the trip back to Germany on many occasions and he especially enjoyed their vacations to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. He was a former member of the Quincy Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge and Fraternal Order of Eagles. Al devoted his life to his family and loved the time he spent with them.

   Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Anita; three daughters, Mary-Ann Ervin (Eric) of Quincy, Nancy Brown (Jeff) of Quincy and Nicole Warren (Jason) of O'Fallon, IL; six grandchildren, Alex Brown (Carra), Paige Brown, McKenzie Brown, Colton Brown, Brendan Ervin and Maddison Ervin; a great grandchild, Leah Brown; two sisters, Heidi Aschwanden and Sigrun Reisch both of Hosel, Germany; and his pet dog, Annie.

   Mr. Hibel was preceded in death by his parents.

   Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Disseler officiating.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for  Hospice.

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Joan and Dan Hysler
   Posted Wed March 04, 2015
Dear Anita and Family, thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Albert was such a sweet man, we had fun times with you both at the Brewer's.

Barbara Douglas widow of the late Jack L Douglas
   Posted Wed March 04, 2015
Anita please accept my sincere note of sympathy to you and your family. I knew you both when we were all very young. May God give you the strength to endure the next few days and My God be with all of you and your family

Susan Novak
   Posted Thu March 05, 2015
To the family of Volkmar A. "Al" Hibel,
I'm very sorry about the loss of your loved one. I wanted to share the scriptural hope that has given me so much comfort. I hope it will help you also. The Bible shows that God did not intend for humans to suffer, grow old and die. (Romans 5:12). It also calls death an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26). God promises to remove death forever. (Isaiah 25:8). He also promises to soon restore the earth and humans to his original purpose for them. Then he will resurrect our loved ones onto a cleansed, paradise earth where we can welcome them back. (John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:10,11,29). Please visit jw.org to find satisfying answers from the Bible, free of charge. I truly am sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Susan Novak

Jeri Lynn Shoup
   Posted Thu March 05, 2015
Our deepest sympathy from the Shoup Family.

Tim Barnes
   Posted Thu March 05, 2015
I am so sorry to see this. All my prayer's to you and Family.
I worked with Albert when it was Moorman's .
He was one of the best Respected Leader's I have ever worked for .
I will never forget him ..
Tim Barnes

Doug & Leslie Coleman
   Posted Thu March 05, 2015
Always had a great times when they were spent with Al - Please accept our condolences

Connie Hornsey (formerly Geisendorfer)
   Posted Thu March 05, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear of Albert's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. He was a remarkable man and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Vickie and Lowell Glas
   Posted Sat March 07, 2015
So sorry to hear of Al's passing. He was a great guy and so well regarded at work. It was a pleasure to get to know your families so many years ago at "Lila's"... hope you remember those days. Our deepest sympathy.

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