Robert J. Ibberson

SLEEPY EYE — Robert J. Ibberson, age 81, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on September 30, 2019, at Sleepy Eye Medical Center.

Visitation will be on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 2 to 4 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye.

Service will be held at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel, on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Home Cemetery in Sleepy Eye.

Reception to follow at the Sleepy Eye Golf Club.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Robert James Ibberson, Sr. was born on February 16, 1938 in New Ulm, MN to William G., Sr. & Hannah E. (Foster) Ibberson. He grew up on the family farm North of Sleepy Eye. He attended Sleepy Eye Public School until his graduation in 1956. He was active in band, student council, played football, basketball and track. He married his high school sweetheart, Bertie Lou Gaines and farmed NW of Sleepy Eye. Bob was active in area card groups and loved to golf and fish and was a former member of the Union Congregational Church.

He is survived by his children. Robert J. Jr. & (Kathy) Ibberson, Sandra K. (Mike) Fordyce, Daniel A. (Wendy) Ibberson, grandchildren, Ben, Tony, Kate, Jacque, Barbara, Samantha, Brandi, Erin, Zach, great-grandchildren, Margo, Theodore, Myles, Hunter, Kaelyn, Weston, Derek, Charli, sisters, Maurine Johnson and Marlene Satre and sister-in-law, Colleen Ibberson. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Bertie Lou, brother, William G. Ibberson, Jr., brother-in-laws, Robert Satre and Walter Johnson.