Funeral Mass for Gerard Tibor, 74, of Hebron, North Dakota will be 11:00 a.m. CT, Thursday, December 26, 2019 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Hebron with Fr. Jeffrey Zwack Celebrating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CT, Thursday, December 26, 2019 with a Rosary taking place at 10:00 a.m. CT. Military Rites will be presented by Hebron American Legion Henry Biffert Post 100.
Gerard passed away, Saturday, December 21, 2019 at his home in Hebron.
Gerard Steve Tibor was born April 5, 1945 to Joseph and Margaret (Hecker) Tibor in Richardton, ND. He grew up in the Glen Ullin area and began attending grade school there. He finished grade school in Hebron ND, and later attended Hebron High School. After high school, he joined the Marine Corp in 1965, and was honorably discharged in 1967. He met Connie Morlang in 1968 and the two were married on June 10, 1969 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Hebron. To this union, five children were born; Jennifer, Jerrod, Jeff, Jason and Jack.
Music was a significant part of Gerard’s life. He joined his brothers in the family band in 1955 singing and playing a variety of instruments, including bass fiddle, bass guitar, keyboards, and accordion. In 1976, one of the songs Gerard had written for the band, “It’s So Easy Lovin’ You,” hit number 95 on the Billboard Charts.
Gerard is survived by his wife, Connie; children, Jennifer (Brian) Funk of Bismarck, Jerrod Tibor of Hebron, Jeff Tibor of Dickinson, Jason (Ashley) Tibor of Eden Prairie MN, and Jack Tibor of Hebron; siblings, Dorothy (Mike) Hauck, Francis (Shirley), Harvey (Sandi), Irene (Robert) Mayer, Kurt (Doni), Larry (Lee Ann), Marie (Steve) Sletten, and Noreen; sisters-in-law, Ardelle, Judy and Lois; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; in-laws Fern and Truman Olson; brothers Albert, Bernie, Charlie, Ernest, and Jerome; and his sisters-in-law Adeline and Darlene.