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Ervin A. Sibley, 69

Ervin A. Sibley, 69

Died April 4, 2014

Ervin A. Sibley, age 69, of Mazeppa died on Friday, April 4, at his home in Mazeppa, surrounded by his loving family.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Mazeppa, with Pastor Alan Horn officiating. Burial will be in Mazeppa Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Monday, April 7, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home- Larson Chapel in Zumbrota, and on Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Ervin Ami Sibley was born on March 6, 1945, in Mazeppa, Minn., to Joe and Lela (nee McDonough) Sibley. He grew up in rural Mazeppa, attended Mazeppa schools and graduated from Mazeppa High School in 1963. Erv went to work for DeMuth Steel in Zumbrota. He later did carpet installation and cleaning. On Aug. 5, 1967, he married Elaine Edgar and they divorced in the late 1980s. He farmed from 1972-1981. Erv started working for Knutson Trucking in Red Wing before he quit farming and he continued to do over the road trucking and later dispatch work for Knutson's. While trucking he also owned and operated Erv's Cafe' in Mazeppa for many years. Erv worked for Knutson Trucking until 2006. On Jan. 14, 2006, he married Mary Maskrey at St. John's Lutheran Church in Mazeppa. Erv worked at AJ Trucking until he retired in 2008.

Erv loved going to the lake home, playing with his dog, Porter; and playing cards, especially cribbage and euchre and collecting things, especially eagles. Erv was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Mazeppa Lions Club.

Erv is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Kia (Steve) Hackman of Mazeppa; son, Jason Sibley of Florida; stepdaughter, Sharlene (Tim) Paradis of Forest Lake; stepson, Scott (Darla Reese) Maskrey of Red Wing; grandchildren, Dustin Maskrey, Danielle (Matt) Schmidt, Zachary Paradis, and Olivia Paradis; great-grandchildren, Carter Maskrey, and Sylis Schmidt; sisters, Laurel (Bill) Scott of Inver Grove Heights, and Beverly (Harlan) Tweed of Mazeppa; and many nieces and nephews.

Erv was preceded in death by his parents, Lela and Joe Sibley; and brother, Richard Sibley.

Memorials are suggested to St. Croix Hospice.