Services for Earl "Swede" Austin DeBruler, 77, of Caldwell,
who died Tuesday, July 7, in a Payson, Utah, hospital, will be
held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel,
The Rev. Gail Graves of the First Southern Baptist
Church in Caldwell will officiate. Burial will follow at
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Mr. DeBruler was born in Litchfield, Neb., April 23, 1910. He was
reared and educated in western Nebraska and came to the
Treasure Valley in 1930.
He married lrene Romey May 10, 1935 in Caldwell.
Prior to his marriage, he served in the Civilian
Conservation Corps and helped build the Black Canyon Dam at
Emmett. He worked for the Notus School District in the early
1940s, and he and his family lived in Stibnite and Kooskia
until they returned to Caldwell in 1958.
Up until his early retirement due to
heart surgery in 1971, he worked as a cat operator for Rambo
Rock Crushing, as a farm hand for Harold Iverson, north of
Caldwell, and with the Caldwell School District.
He was a member of the Southern Baptist Church of Caldwell and
frequently attended services at the Oregon Trail Church of God
and the Purple Sage Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife
of Caldwell; two daughters, Dolores Martin and Mary Reeves of
Caldwell, a son, Raleigh, of Auburn, Wash.; a sister, Lillian
Arndt of Joplin, Mo.; and a brother, Forrest, of Texas; 10
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Earl of
Caldwell and three brothers. Friends may call Monday from noon
until 8 p.m. and Tuesday - from 1 a.m. until noon.
Memorials may be made to the First
Southern Baptist Church Building Fund.