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Information for Earl Austin DeBruler
23 April, 1910 7 July, 1987
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
October, 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Earl DeBruler

     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, Caldwell.
     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.

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