John Joseph (Joe) Liebner of Boerne, TX via the WORLD, passed away on May 3, 2020. A recitation of the Rosary followed by a Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 PM on May 8, 2020 at Our Lady of Atonement Catholic Church, located at 15415 Red Robin Road, San Antonio, TX 78255.
John was born on April 24, 1951 in Chicago, IL to parents Joseph and Joan Liebner. He served his country for over 50 years. He attended Central Michigan University on an ROTC scholarship and was commissioned in the Army as an Infantry Officer, serving in the 4th Infantry Division, UN Honor Guard (ROK), 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps. After the Army, he went on to a 30-year career as a USAID foreign service officer, living in Yemen, Sudan, Zaire, Kenya, Bolivia and Egypt. He then spent the next 14 years as a government contractor in some 10 countries.
John would play any sport that had a ball to include rugby, cricket, football, basketball, baseball, softball, pool, and field hockey. In his retirement he loved fantasy football/baseball, Hill Country drives to try the wine, his hummingbirds that he fed on the porch, his olive trees, and sketching after he completed his daily Sudoku.
John is survived by his wife Ann; his daughter, Sarah Mendoza (Michael); his son, Joseph; his daughter, Elizabeth; his granddaughters, Ava and Elise Mendoza; his mother, Joan; and his siblings, Mark, Mary, Anne, Lisa, and Paul. John was preceded in death by his father, Joseph.