Jeffrey Debban, 48 - February 13, 2013Jeffrey “Jeff” S. Debban, 48, of Eustis passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Services took place on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Eustis with the Rev. Neil Kloppenborg officiating. A private family inurnment will be conducted at a later date.
Debban was born Jan. 28, 1965, at Lexington to William and Lola (Hansen) Debban. He graduated from Elwood High School and attended Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte.
Following his education in North Platte, he began his career with John Deere in Colorado, then Yuba City, CA, and Missoula, MT. In 2000, he returned to Eustis where he was employed with Nebraska Truck and Equipment.
In 2004, he met Celeste Darnall in Eustis and eventually married in 2010. Around the time of their nuptials, his father had a heart attack and was confined to Bryan LGH Medical Center in Lincoln. They held an intimate wedding on July 22 at the hospital so that his father could be a part of their union, then held a ceremony in Eustis just a few days later.
Debban eventually went on to work for the LandMark Implement where he served as the service manager.
While his life was cut too short, he lived it with passion and knew how to have fun, according to family members. He was a tremendous Husker football fan and could always be counted on by family and friends to know everything and everyone involved with the team. He was also an avid Harley Davidson fan and rode his bike with pride every chance he got. He was even a proud member of the Patriot Guard Motorcycle Club.
Debban was loving and generous, he cherished his time with his family which included four special dogs, and his many nieces and nephews, the family said. He loved people and his personality and sense of humor always shined when he was around them. He had a special gift for making others laugh, and he never lost it, even when his declining health had him confined to a hospital bed.
He loved to hunt and fly fish as well as loved camping and spending time at the family cabin at Plum Creek, usually accompanied by his loyal companion, “Husker.” He also enjoyed participating in youth hunts and was a supporter of Quails Unlimited.
Debban was preceded in death by: his father; an infant sister, Debra Ann Debban; his grandparents; two uncles—Ralph and Alan Debban; two aunts—Ardis Jenkins and Eunice Stoll.
Survivors include: his wife, Celeste of Eustis; his mother, Lola Debban of Elwood; three sisters—Valorie (Rob) Wallace of Fayetteville, GA, Lisa Koch of Kearney and Jan Raine of Curtis; a brother, Keith (Lisa) Debban of San Diego, CA; an aunt, Dorothy (Dode) Getty of Grand Island; father- and mother-in-law, Bryan and Deb Darnall of Eustis; sister-in-law, Nicky (Ross) Collins of Eustis; four beloved dogs—Husker, Ollie, Reece and Krinkles of Eustis; two guardian brothers—Youl (Calie) Brown of Colorado and Paul (Tommy) Brown of Omaha; close friends, Mike Koch of Eustis and Dana Hunzker of Lincoln; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial has been established.
Berryman Funeral Home of Cozad is in charge of arrangements.