James Edward Liebig’s physical life ended on March 6, 2022. Born February 21, 1929 in Peoria, Illinois, Jim was the only child of Marie Klaus Liebig and Joseph Martin Liebig, both now deceased. On December 18, 1955, he married his best friend and life partner, Margaret Ann Cook of Mansfield, Ohio. Together they raised Susan Marie Liebig Goodwin of Denver, Colorado, and Steven Joseph Liebig of Seattle, Washington. All survive, along with their son-in-law, Gaines Goodwin of Denver; grandchildren, Meg Daker/Casey, Jim Goodwin/Kelli and Joe Goodwin/Marybeth and seven adorable great-granddaughters. Jim was very proud of his children and grandchildren for how they matured and what they accomplished.
Jim graduated from Wheaton (IL) Community High School in 1947, DePauw University in 1951, Harvard University Business School in 1953, Yale University Divinity School in 1968, and Interfaith Theological Seminary in Tucson in 2003, where he ordained an interdenominational contemplative minister. A U.S. Army veteran, Jim worked in business for 30 years, holding managerial and/or managerial positions with Illinois Milling, Inc., UARCO, Inc., Cummins Engine Company, and Valmont Industries, retiring in 1986 as Schneider National, Inc. Vice President, Human Resources. He has also supported and served many local, state, and national causes seeking to improve human conditions. He was an active volunteer for fifteen years for the Green Bay and Tucson hospices.