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Anton “Tony” E. Hibl, 80, of Delavan, passed away on Feb. 21, 2015, at Vintage on the Ponds.

He was born on a farm near Dickinson, N.D., on Jan. 24, 1935, and was the youngest child of Anton and Anna (Barta) Hibl. He worked on the farm until he met and married Clara Hellman on July 6, 1953. Tony and Clara had six children while living in Dickinson.

They moved their family to Delavan in 1964 while Tony found work as a heavy equipment operator with Local 139. He worked for many companies including Cunningham Bros., JP Cullen, Rock Road Gravel, and later retired from Janesville Sand and Gravel. He also had many interests throughout his life. While living in Dickinson, he raced stock cars, rode horses and bulls in rodeos, and did many western roundups. He was also an auctioneer for many years.

After moving to Wisconsin, his family lived on a farm west of Delavan. He loved gardening, fishing, ball games, horses and the company of anyone he could meet to chat with about anything. Tony was known locally for handing out candy to people of all ages in hopes of putting a smile on their faces.

Tony is survived by his children, Connie (Richard) Schultz, Curtis (Debbie) Hibl, Scott (Vicki) Hibl, Kevin (Arlene) Hibl, and Tiffany (Chris) Spoden; his friend, and companion, Jan Voss; a sister, Patsey Decker, of Belfield, N.D.; ex-wife, Clara Hibl; and son-in-law, Pete Chojnowski; 15 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Tony is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charlie and Albert Hibl; sisters, Edith Kubik and Victoria Barta; two daughters, Shelley Chojnowski and Carla Jean Hibl; and a great grandson, Davin.

A memorial services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 714 E. Walworth Ave.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Monroe Funeral Home, 604 E. Walworth Ave.

The family extends thanks and prayers to all of his friends, family and the community for their prayers and kind words during Tony’s illness especially the nursing homes and staffs who provided unconditional loving care for him during his time with them.

Monroe Funeral Home is assisting the family.



  1. Please accept our Condolences. Your Family is in our Prayers.

  2. Carol J Auck says:

    I personally have known Tony for many years he use to be my neighbor and then became friends he was always so kind and sweet to my family especially my Son Jerry, Tony always had a smile and a kind word. When I got ready to move to Kentucky 16 years ago, he came to me and ask me what was my favorite perfume, I told him what it was why he wanted to know I have no idea, a couple of days before I left Wisconsin he approached me with a small package inside was my favorite perfume, he gave me a hung and kiss on the cheek and said going to miss you kid, we talked over phone occasonally but now its my turn to say going to miss you kid.