Subscribe | E-Editions | River News 75 | Super Shopper - FREE | About Us | Contact Us | FREE Classified Items Under $50
The Northwoods River News | Rhinelander, Wisconsin

home : obituaries : obituaries
December 9, 2018

11/21/2018 7:30:00 AM
Thomas F. Cibulka

Thomas F. Cibulka, age 80, of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at his residence and under the care of Ascension Home Care Hospice. Tom was born Monday, March 7, 1938, in Milwaukee, the son of Francis J. and Irma (Goult) Cibulka. The family lived in Milwaukee and at the age of 18, Tom enlisted in the United States Navy. He later enlisted in the United States Army where he was a member of the Green Berets. He returned to Milwaukee where he was employed by the city. Tom then moved to Rhinelander in 1974, this is where he met his future wife, Judy Russ. The couple were united in marriage on June 23, 1976. They lived in Rhinelander where Tom was employed at Twist Drill as a foreman. He loved the outdoors, whether it was hunting or fishing, and was a member of the Edgewater Country Club where he was very passionate about golfing. In his younger years, Tom participated in snowmobile racing and had coached Pop Warner Football. He loved sports and was considered by many to be a sports fanatic. He loved his family and never missed attending his children's or grandchildren's sporting events. Tom loved a good cup of coffee and will be remembered for his intellect.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Judy; twins Korie Cibulka of Rhinelander and Kevin Cibulka (Erica Wick) of Eagle River, Kristin Cibulka (Drew Pritzl) of Rhinelander; two grandsons, Jordan Cibulka and Mason Krueger, and one brother, Gerald (Lonnie) Cibulka of Shawano. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Irma Cibulka.

The visitation for Tom will be held Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at St. Kunegunda Catholic Church, located at 6895 Hwy. 17 N. Sugar Camp, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service.

Fr. Bala Reddy Allam will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343. You are invited to light a candle, sign the guestbook, leave a photo or an online condolence at

Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018
Article comment by: Diana Krueger

My prayers are with you all. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to know Tom. He was a great person and a very wonderful grandpa.
He will surely be missed

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, and meet the comment guidelines (see "Comment Guidelines" at right). There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number and email address is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search
search sponsored by

Subscription Login

Today's Circulars
Print-N-Save Coupons
Order photo reprints

Advertising Information

Community Connections
Submit to Newspaper...

Ced Vig's books for sale
Kris Gilbertson's 'I Recall...'

Facebook | All Things | Wisconsin Lottery | The Lakeland Times - affiliate | Winter Road Conditions | Snow/Trail Conditions

The Northwoods River News | Walker Communications, LLC
232 S. Courtney Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501 | Office (715) 365-6397 | Fax (715) 365-6361

Corporate billing office: The Lakeland Times / Lakeland Printing Inc. | P.O. Box 790, Minocqua, WI 54548 | (715) 356-5236 | Fax (715) 358-2121
Members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Community Papers, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Site Design and Content | Copyright 2018 1up!

Software © 1998-2018 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved