Elizabeth Liberty Stibral

Elizabeth Liberty Stibral, age 18, of Yankton, South Dakota went to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church in Yankton, South Dakota with Reverend Errin Mulberry officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM at the church. The service will be live streamed and can be viewed at cbchurch.com or at www.youtube.com/@calvarybaptistchurch-yankt462.  A private family burial will take place at a later date in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton, South Dakota.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.

Elizabeth Liberty, (our “little Lizzy”), was born in Yankton, SD on November 17, 2004, to Chuck and Kristi (Vogel) Stibral. She was deeply loved by her 11 siblings, as their baby sister, and by her parents. Her family affectionately called her by many nicknames including, Kitten, Lizard, and Liberty Belle.  She was home-schooled by her parents, placed in the graduating class of 2023.  Lizzy loved reading and she excelled in the arts through creative writing, drawing sketches and painting, as well as theater and music.  She enjoyed being in local productions and concerts with her family, Yankton High School, and the Lewis & Clark Theater.  Liz became a supportive friend to everyone she encountered on her outings, and cared very deeply for the people in her life.  She loved music and was thrilled to take in a concert or to lock herself away in our recording studio to create her own songs.  She played guitar, ukulele and piano.  Her song writing became prolific, which she had been in the process of recording, leaving behind a treasure chest of her thoughts in her own voice and music.

Lizzy loved the outdoors, walking by the lake, watching the sunrise and sunset, dancing in the rain and catching snowflakes.  We would always call each other out to come see the changing clouds, to look at the moon, to drive over and catch the sunset by Lewis and Clark Lake, or to hope a storm would produce an exciting lightning show to sit and watch together.

Liz was raised in a Christian home and professed her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at a young age.  Being out in nature brought her to a place she could ponder the existence of the Creator God, and feel the beauty of being alive.

Elizabeth is survived by her parents: Chuck and Kristi Stibral; 6 brothers and 5 sisters: David (Micaela) Stibral, Jonathan Stibral, Rachel (Paul) Fries, Daniel (Hannah) Stibral, Rebekah (Ryan) Chartier, Sarah (Lee) Gallinger, Mary Stibral, Hannah (Noah) Schmoll, Joseph Stibral, Joshua Stibral, James Stibral;  12 nieces and nephews; maternal grandma: Jeannine Vogel; and an abundance of extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandpa: Richard Vogel; paternal grandparents: Archie and Rosemary Stibral.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family.

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23 response to "Elizabeth Liberty Stibral"

  1. By: SisterTerry Lafferty Posted: November 18, 2022

    May God bless your family with peace in your hearts at this tragic loss. May she rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus.

  2. By: Melissa McMillen Posted: November 19, 2022

    Prayers for your family during this difficult time. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead.

  3. By: Jane York Posted: November 19, 2022

    May God comfort you during this sad, sad time. So sorry for your loss.

  4. By: John & Karen Kidney Posted: November 19, 2022

    Our prayers are with your whole family through this time.

  5. By: Frank Giganti Posted: November 19, 2022

    Sincere condolences to the Stibral family. Truly sorry to hear this news.

  6. By: Kathy Magorian Posted: November 19, 2022

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my prayers for peace and healing are with you all.

  7. By: Carla Ratzlaff Posted: November 19, 2022

    I am deeply sorry for your loss! As I am sitting here, praying, I can hear the Lord whispering, “She is safe, she will never have to question My love for her ever again.” Stibrals – you are simply one of the best families God has placed on this earth. I pray the peace of God flood your hearts each day. I love you all, so sorry for your loss!

    Carla Ratzlaff

  8. By: Theresa Gray Posted: November 20, 2022

    So very sorry to hear of your loss of your beautiful daughter and sister. May God and your wonderful memories give you comfort at this time!

  9. By: Tim engle Posted: November 20, 2022

    May god bless your family during this time and may you find peace in the comfort of our lord.

  10. By: Marietta Kerkvliet Posted: November 20, 2022

    keeping you in prayer. May your faith give you comfort and your memories joy

  11. By: Kathryn Dehring Posted: November 20, 2022

    May God bless and hold you during this time. I had the priviledge of getting to know your Lizzy when she sang in iworship a few years back. So sorry for your loss.

  12. By: Karen Edler Posted: November 20, 2022

    My heart breaks for you and your family during this time.

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”

    My most sincere sympathy,
    Karen

  13. By: Laura Bartunek Posted: November 20, 2022

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.

  14. By: Joan Steckelberg Posted: November 20, 2022

    Chuck and family, Sorry for you loss just seems so insufficient. My heart breaks for you and your family. May your faith carry you through and give you comfort knowing she is now in Gods heavenly choir.

  15. By: Jullie 'R Jay' Weiland Posted: November 21, 2022

    Condolences from our family to yours. I have fond memories of our kids over the years and am so sorry you have experienced this loss. Words are inadequate but sincere.

  16. By: Dawn Porras Posted: November 21, 2022

    I heard about the loss of Lizzy. I have no words. I’m so so sorry that you are having to go through this kind of pain and sorrow. It’s so heart breaking. My heart breaks for you all. She was such a sweet little girl. Such a beautiful heart. I am praying for healing comfort and peace in this difficult heart breaking time. If you ever need any one to vent to or talk to you can give us a call. We’re just one phone call away. 605/580/7336 we are praying for you all ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  17. By: Brian J Hunhoff Posted: November 21, 2022

    Our family is so sorry for your loss. Liz was a beautiful person who will be forever loved and missed.

  18. By: Sr. Marielle Frigge Posted: November 21, 2022

    To all the Stibral family, especially Joey, my MMU prayer partner: your loss and grief must be indescribable. My prayers for all of you, that faith, family, and friends will be your lasting support. I also pray that the Risen Lord may be your consolation, and Elizabeth’s new life.

  19. By: Elizabeth Dannen Posted: November 22, 2022

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know what it is like to lose a loved one, as my loving grandmother passed away in 2014. I am praying for healing for you, as God is the great physician and he can heal what we cannot.

  20. By: Jill Sternhagen Posted: November 22, 2022

    Chuck and family -So sorry to read of the loss of your beautiful daughter and sister. You are in our thoughts and prayers . God bless you all.

  21. By: Harrison Craig Posted: November 22, 2022

    Words pale to express the deep sorrow we feel for your loss of the sweet girl made in the image of God. May God give you His great Fatherly comfort and love during this difficult time. God’s grace is sufficient to weather this storm.

  22. By: Michele Rohde Posted: November 22, 2022

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you during this time of great loss.

  23. By: Sheila & Grant Warnke parents of Jessica Warnke Posted: November 23, 2022

    We were saddened to here about Liz. She was a beautiful young girl. We have had her in our constant prayers and have requested prayers from The Poor Clare Nuns of Omaha, God be with you.

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