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Earl James Liberko

July 25, 1933 ~ January 13, 2022 (age 88)


Earl James Liberko, age 88 of Cottage Grove, went to be with the Lord on January 13, 2022.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Monday, April 4, 2022 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 920 Holley Ave., St. Paul Park, MN, 55071 with visitation one hour prior.  Burial will be at Cottage Grove Cemetery.

Earl was born July 25, 1933 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Dr. Thaddeus and Dr. Blanche Liberko.  He spent his early years in Ortonville, Minnesota and then moved with his family to St. Paul where he graduated from John Marshall High School in 1951.  He went on to attend chiropractic school before being drafted in the US Army.  Earl met the love of his life, Janice Benson, and they were united in marriage on St. Patrick’s Day in 1956.

During his working career, he was employed by the American Can Company and then spent over 40 years working as a carpenter.  He was a proud member of the Twin Cities Carpenter’s Union, Local 322 for over 50 years as well as long time member of the Oakdale Gun Club.  Earl was a canoe enthusiast and traveled all over the nation to pursue that passion.  He enjoyed hunting and spending time at the cabin on Lake of the Woods.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Janice; daughter Linda; sister Gloria Sweeney; brother-in-law James Sweeney and son-in-law David Young.  Survived by his daughters, Laura (John) Samuell and Elizabeth (Greg) Lentz; grandchildren, James (Stephanie) Samuell, Jaclyn Samuell (John Van Geest), Rose (Dan) Lee, Nickolas (Cassie) Young, Sheree Young (Brandon Fihn), Janice Young, Natalie (Abbey Luger) Young, and Dylan (Amanda) Lentz; and great grandchildren, Isaiah, Jamie, Amanda, Gabrielle, Elizabeth, Aubrey, David, Michael, Joseph, Lacey, Beau, Parker, and Finnlae and also beloved uncle to the Jim and Gloria Sweeney’s clan of Bismarck, ND and the Vacek family of St. Paul.

LIVESTREAM INFORMATION:  For those who would like to participate in Earl's service via livestream, you can watch the service on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 10:30 am.  It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and "CLICK PLAY" to begin.  Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall to let the family know you were able to watch the service.  If you are having troubles with the Livestream, the service will be available to watch later in the day.

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April 4, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic
920 Holley Avenue
St. Paul Park, MN 55071

Mass of Christian Burial
April 4, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic
920 Holley Avenue
St. Paul Park, MN 55071


Cottage Grove Cemetery
10999 70th Street South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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