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William Louis Debban

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Aug. 14, 1926-July 27, 2010

ELWOOD, Nebraska -- William Louis Debban, 83, died Tuesday (July 27, 2010) at his home.

He was born Aug. 14, 1926, to Paul Frederick and Margaret (Boss) Debban in Gosper County, Nebraska.

He attended the Salem Lutheran School south of Elwood. He worked on the farm until he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country from Oct. 8, 1946 until 1948.

He was married to Lola Irene Hansen at Elwood Methodist Church on Feb. 24, 1952. He was baptized and confirmed in Salem Lutheran Church and was a long-time member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elwood. He was an active member of the American Legion for more than 33 years.

He worked various jobs during his life including breaking horses, farming and trucking and working with his brother-in-law, Ernie Fiene at Elk-O-Inc. for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Debra Ann Debban; brothers, Ralph and Alan Debban; sisters, Ardis Jenkins and Eunice Stoll.

Survivors include his wife, Lola Debban of Elwood; daughters, Valorie and husband, Rob Wallace of Fayetteville, Georgia, Lisa and husband, Mike Koch of Eustis, Nebraska, and Janette Raine of Eustis; sons, Keith and wife, Lisa Debban of San Diego, California, Jeffrey and wife, Celeste Debban of Eustis; sister, Dorothy (Dode) Getty of Grand Island, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are Friday, 11 a.m., at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elwood with the Rev. Jeff Ernstmeyer officiating. Burial will be at the Elwood Cemetery and military rites will be given by the American Legion Post No. 290 of Elwood.

Viewing and visitation is today, 4-8 p.m., at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and prior to the service on Friday.

Condolences or personal reflections can be left online at www.elwoodfuneralhome.com.

Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.