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home : obituaries : obituaries May 24, 2016

11/20/2012 8:00:00 AM
Alfred P. Sibert
March 27, 1932 - Nov. 18, 2012

Alfred P. "Toad" Sibert, 80, Rochester, passed away at 11:23 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Community Westview Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born on March 27, 1932, in Winamac, the son of Porter E. and Laura E. (Baugh) Sibert. On Jan. 28, 1959 in Springfield, Ill., he married Helen Hudnall. She preceded him in death on Sept. 23, 1993.

Mr. Sibert was a paratrooper during the Korean War with the United States Army. While in the army, he was a champion ping pong player in Japan. After the war, he worked as a telegraph operator and typist for the Erie Railroad and eventually worked as a millwright for U.S. Steel in Gary. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Rochester, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Free and Accepted Masons.

Survivors include his children, Cathy and husband Michael Roe, Valparaiso, and Phillip Sibert, Winamac; grandchildren, Nick Roe and Natalie Roe, Valparaiso; two sisters, Barbara Smiley, Rochester, and Sarah and husband Rev. Ron Purkey, Rochester; one brother, Gary and wife Debbie Sibert, Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private services will be observed.

Burial will be at a later date at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.

Arrangements are by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Article comment by: Bill Collins

Very sorry to see "Toad" passed. Good friend along with several members of the "toad stabers and rat sluggers". Good man will be missed. pray for family.

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