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John L Anibas

John L Anibas

John L. Anibas, age 64 of Eau Galle, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Wednesday, January 27, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Menomonie.

John was born on August 15, 1957 in Durand. He was the son of Lorin and Rosella “Sally” (Bauer) Anibas. John grew up on the home farm in Eau Galle, attended St. Henry’s School and graduated from Durand High School in 1975. In 1973, while still in high school, John took a job at the Eau Galle Cheese Factory that he turned into his career, where he was still working today. John married Julie A. Brunner on November 8, 1980 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arkansaw. After marriage, they lived in Eau Galle where they ran a dairy farm while John still worked at the cheese factory. On June 3, 1990, John and Julie were gifted with their adopted son, Cj. Julie died on February 26, 2017. John was currently engaged to Tracey Tulip.

John enjoyed spending time outdoors cutting wood, going on side by side trips, ice fishing and working in his shop. Most of all, John loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

John is survived by his son, Cj (Carrie) of Menomonie; three grandchildren, Haislee, Deegan and Chance; fiancé, Tracey Tulip of Eau Galle, her daughter, Kayla; siblings, Mary (Tim) Dessereau of Mayville, Don “Duck” (Sara Werner Omann), Bob (Sharon), both of Eau Galle and Rose (Joe) Smith of Roberts; his dog, Harlem; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lorin and Sally; his wife, Julie and his sister-in-law, Shelly Anibas.

Visitation will be 4:00PM-7:00PM Friday, February 4, 2022 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. A Celebration of Life will be 1:00PM-4:00PM Saturday, February 5, 2022 at St. Henry’s Parish Center in Eau Galle.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Denise Fetzer

    So sorry for your loss CJ and Carrie and family.

  2. Chris Galewski

    Just heard about John. I am so sorry for the families loss. I met John through my job and visited with him for many years. One of my favorite smiling people. R.I.P my friend I will miss you.

  3. Dick & Dorothy

    Jorn you will be missed

  4. Kathy & Jim Simpson

    Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. John was one of kind, always willing to lend a hand and the best friend a person could. He will be greatly missed.

  5. Don & Myki Tsuchiyama

    Our deepest sympathies on the loss of our cousin John.

  6. Paula

    To Chistopher and family. I'm truly sorry for the loss of John he was a nice neighbor and freind to our family he always was there to lend a hand to anyone who needed it I'll miss seeing him. I'll keep you all in my prayers

  7. Charlie and Sheila Drier

    We are so sorry for your loss

  8. Marcia Cox

    Deepest sympathy for the family’s. John will be missed by everyone. That big smile, his wave and a helping hand to friends & neighbors. t

  9. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Sympathy to all. John was one of the best.

  10. Randy and Nancy Weber

    Eau Galle lost a good man, with a big smile and even better attitude. Our condolences to CJ, Carrie and all the Anibas family.

  11. John and Judy Parr

    Sorry for your loss

  12. Wayne John and Patty

    Our Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to you and your family. John was in great person and classmate. 7

  13. Geralyn Weinzirl O'Neill

    John's smile will always be in my memory whenever a visit to the Cheese factory happens. It especially delighted my dad, Norbert, when they would meet there. May you be eachother's strength.

  14. Charlotte Harvey

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and thoughts to all of his family. John will be missed.

  15. Arnold Bilderback

    So sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful, friendly man. May he rest in peace.

  16. Terry & Connie Weber

    Sending our sincere sympathy to you all! RIP John Boy

  17. Brenda and Dave Drier

    So sorry to hear this! He was a great guy!

  18. Becca (Berg) McHugh

    I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of John. I'll never forget all the fun we had the day of Joe and Rose's wedding. What a guy and may he rest in peace. Love and sympathy to all.

  19. Judy and John parr

    Sorry for your loss

  20. Joe and Jan Drier

    Cj, Carrie and the rest of Johns family, Where do I start? John was one in a million! So many memories with him and Julie at the “bar” for the Friday night drawings! He will truly be missed by all who knew him! Sending our Sympathy and Prayers to you all!

  21. Don and Jane Rahman

    Our sincere sympathies at the death or a really terrific person! John always possessed a great smile and an extremely positive attitude! The world lost a great person with John's passing....

  22. Nick and Sue Sperger

    We are so sorry for your loss. John was such a nice guy. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult times????????????????

  23. Kim and Lynette Wagenbach

    Our sincerest Sympathy.. May he rest in peace and may God give you all comfort at this time of sorrow. Those we love are never really gone as long as we remember them and they are always as close as our memories...Our thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  24. Mary Mork

    So sorry to hear this. May the family know my thoughts and prayers are with them. Such a wonderful man.

  25. Donna M Hoyt

    Our deepest sympathy to your family.

  26. Loret

    Prayers for the family.

  27. Brad & Jill (Bundy) Anderson

    Sorry for your loss, thinking of you all... ????

  28. Rene King

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of John. John always had that big smile and welcoming hugs along with the best sense of humor with that contagious laugh. Such a old kind soul. Rest in peace. Love Rene

  29. Joanne ‘McRoberts’ Hovey

    Sincere sympathy to family. Keep the happy memories close to your heart ????

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