Deryle J. Eastman

Deryle J. Eastman, 83, of Giltner passed away with his family by his side on Friday, July 28, 2017 at his home.
Gathering of friends and family will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in the Sanctuary.
Celebration of Life Services will be on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church. Pastor Carl Eliason will officiate. Military honors will be rendered by the Veteran’s Honor Guard and U.S. Army Honor Guard.
All Faiths funeral home is serving the family.
Deryle was born on June 20, 1934 in Doniphan, son of Elmer and Mable (West) Eastman.
Left to cherish Deryle’s memory include his wife of 57 years, Barbara of Giltner; children, Kathi (Kevin) Malone of Waverly, David (Cathy) Eastman of Giltner, Lisa (Dan) Jacobsen of Grand Island, Deryne  Eastman of Grand Island, and Kris (Dennis) Smollen of Grand Island; brothers, Vern (Eileen) Eastman of Giltner, and Dennis (Carlla) Eastman of York; sister, June Frederiksen of Grand Island, Eloise Reid of Central City, Karen (John) Burns of Wood River; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
Deryle was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Irene Rynearson, Erma Luth, and infant sister.
After spending his early years in Doniphan, Deryle’s family moved to Giltner where he graduated from High School in 1952. Deryle started his own creamery business before he was drafted into the U.S. Army.
On September 6, 1956, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Deryle served as a mechanic, working mostly on helicopters until his honorable discharge on September 6, 1958.
Deryle was united in marriage to Barbara Brittain on September 5, 1959.  This union was blessed with 57 years together and five children.
Deryle was employed by Giltner Grain and then Cargill Elevator for over 30 years before starting his own business, Eastman Custom Grain Vac.
Deryle was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. He enjoyed tinkering with small motors in his spare time. Deryle enjoyed the outdoors and watching the wildlife.
Deryle valued family time above all. He loved Christmases when his family was all gathered together.  He adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and would always share his coffee and helpful insights with them.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s discretion.
Words of comfort and kindness may be left for the family at www.giallfaiths.com.

 

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