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Alonzo Gary Liebelt

| December 28, 2021 7:00 AM

Alonzo (Lonny) Gary Liebelt, Seventh-day Adventist pastor, died at home with his family in Libby on Dec. 22, 2021.

Services will be held at the Libby Seventh-day Adventist Church on Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., Dec. 28 at Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.

Pastor Liebelt was born in Topeka, Kan., to Elder Ben and Ann Liebelt, the first of two children. He began his ministry for the Lord at age three as "The Little Singing Evangelist" for his pastor father. He was very musical, playing the piano, organ, trumpet, baritone and sousaphone.

He met his wife, Gerita Garver, at Southern Missionary College in 1968 and they married in 1969. He was officially ordained to the ministry by the Carolina Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in 1976. From there they served 26 churches all across the U.S. Pastor Liebelt also did evangelistic meetings in Bermuda, Colombia, Venezuela, Indonesia, Peru and Romania.

Pastor Liebelt is survived by his wife, Gerita Liebelt; daughter, Tracey Liebelt; son, Michael, and daughter-in-law, Rachel Liebelt; daughter, Mindy Liebelt; and grandsons, Dalton Armstrong, Landon Liebelt, Tyler Liebelt and Benjamin Liebelt.

Pastor Liebelt possessed a strong faith in God and felt that the return of Jesus is imminent. His sincerity and compassion touched many lives. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, his church family and friends.

Arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting