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Robert C. Thibado

Robert C. Thibado

Robert C. Thibado age 86 of Menomonie, passed away on Friday December 7, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar in Menomonie.

Bob was born March 6, 1932 in Downsville.  He was the son of Charles and Vera (DeMoe) Thibado and grew up in Downsville-Weston area.  Bob graduated from Elmwood High School in 1950.  Bob served in the U.S. Airforce and was stationed at Warner Robins Airforce Base in Macon Georgia.  After the service, Bob worked various jobs in the Menomonie area.  He married Katherine “Kay” Taplin November 30, 1963 in Elmwood.  After marriage they moved to the St. Paul, MN until 1980.  In 1980 they moved back to Downsville to the “hobby farm” they purchased in 1968, where he has remained the rest of his life.

In his retirement, Bob enjoyed playing cards on Thursdays at Dean & Sue’s, reading western novels and history related books.

Bob is survived by his wife Kay of 55 years, a daughter Ann (Dave Lofgren) Thibado of Menomonie; two sisters, Mildred (Roland) Kistner and Connie (James) Newman; a sister-in-law, Opal Thibado; a brother-in-law, Bob (Roxanne) Taplin; two aunts, Diane DeMoe and Shirley DeMoe and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his step mother, Leatus Thibado, parents-in-law, Kenneth and Regina Taplin, two brothers, Marshall (Dean) and James Thibado, a sister, Cathie L. Thibado; a nephew Joseph Thibado.

 A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday December 16, 2018 at Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.  Burial will be a later date at Sacred Heart Cemetery-Farm Hill in Elmwood.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Elmwood, Elmwood Public Library or the Dunn County Humane Society.


  1. Betty DeLong Davison

    Kay, Sorry to hear of Bob's death, I remember he was a senior in high school, when I was a freshman.

  2. Sally Dix

    Ann, with sympathy and prayers we are holding you and your family in our hearts. Love, Sally and Rod

  3. Sheli Jo Metzger

    My heartfelt sympathy to Bob's family and friends. Prayers for support and guidance through difficult time.

  4. Mary Sobota

    KT and Ann.
    So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. May your heart be filled with wonderful memories. Prayers of strength are being sent your way.

  5. Mary DeMoe

    Sorry for our loss. May God Bless us all at this time. Peace and Love
    Mary and John DeMoe

  6. Theo Thibado

    My condolences to you, Kay and Ann, as well as the rest of the family.in

  7. Horace & Carol Hurlburt

    We're so very sorry to hear of your loss, Katherine & Ann! We will surely miss the long talks with Bob, whenever we came to the farm to fix something! God be with your family, during this sad time!

  8. Earlyne Young

    I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathy Ann to you and your family!

  9. Lois Semerad

    My condolences to the family. I'll always remember our young days as kids in Downsville and visiting in Weston.

  10. Susie Brown

    So sorry to hear of your loss KT and Ann. My love and prayers are with you. Bob will truly be missed. I always enjoyed visiting with Bob at rhubarb time. God Bless you.

  11. david thibado

    Rest in peace cousin Bob! You will be missed by many!

  12. joan link

    so sorry to hear of Bob's passing

    sincere sympathy to you and Ann

  13. Gail Martin

    I am so sorry for your loss. May family and friends help you though this difficult time. Love, Gail

  14. Cheryl Wyss

    K.T. and Ann, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Sally wolfe

    So sorry on your loss of Bob. May he rest in peace and fly home. I played a lot if cards with cousin Bob.

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