In Memory of

Raymond DeBruin

October 6, 1941 - January 4, 2019
From: Gowrie, IA

Gowrie – Raymond DeBruin 77, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at Pearl Valley Rehab and Nursing, Gowrie.  His wishes were to have no services. 

     Raymond is survived by his wife Sharon; sons, Michael DeBruin of Fort Dodge, Scott DeBruin of Gowrie, and Jeff DeBruin of Gowrie; grandson Lincoln DeBruin; and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Arie and Allie (Boone) DeBruin; and brothers, Andrew, Henry, and Arie DeBruin.

     Raymond DeBruin was born October 6, 1941 at Sheldon, Iowa, and he graduated from High School.  Raymond served in the National Guard for several years.  In 1967, he was united in marriage to Sharon Johnson at Fort Dodge.  The couple made their home in Gowrie.  Raymond worked as a truck driver, school bus driver, and did maintenance for the Gowrie Care center until his retirement.      

No Services are planned


Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 3:32 PM
“Mike, so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! ”
- Stephanie Heinze

Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 8:39 AM
“When Mike and I were raising hell in high school, Ray always had his door open for me and a joke or story to tell me. Salt of the earth guy-nothing but fond memories.”
- Brent Wooters

Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 7:39 PM
“Sending all my heartfelt condolences and love to the DeBruin family. I hope you will find comfort knowing that he is at rest now. ”
- Donna Johnson

Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 5:35 PM
“So sorry for your loss, Scott. My thoughts are with you and your family. ”
- Donna Shriver

Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 5:35 PM
“We are saddened by the passing of Ray DeBruin, our brother-in-law. He was a good husband and father, fun loving guy. He really enjoyed children and was especially pleased to become a grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”
- Butch and Linda Johnson

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