William “Bill” DeBrie
William “Bill” DeBrie, age 78, of Gibbon passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at his home. Memorial services were held Tuesday, December 22, at the Kearney First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Alan Davis officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh. com. O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Bill was born September 2, 1942 in Shelton to Merle and Mabel (Webster) DeBrie. He received his education in Gibbon, graduating with the class of 1960. On July 21, 1967, Bill was united in marriage to Glenda Garrett in Kearney. Bill farmed most of his life. In 1994, he and Justin started Buckeye Valley Trucking. Bill retired from farming in 2003 and then drove truck until retiring in 2012.
Bill enjoyed motorcycles and snowmobiling. He and Glenda made many trips to Sturgis over the years. Bill loved to hunt and spend time with his family, especially his grandsons. He served as president of the Gibbon American Legion for several years and was active in the Gibbon Tractor Pull and Parade.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Justin DeBrie and wife, Amber, of Gibbon; grandchildren, Wyatt and Barrett DeBrie, of Gibbon; and the family dog, Ruger.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Glenda DeBrie.