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Deta M. (Bumann) Gebers

February 15, 1926 ~ October 5, 2017 (age 91)

Deta M. Gebers, age 91, of Holstein, passed away on Thursday, October 05, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Holstein with the Rev. Melba E. Smith officiating.  Burial will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery of Fayetteville, AR.  There will be no visitation. 

Deta passed away on Thursday, October 05, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein.

Deta M. Gebers was born February 15, 1926 to Dora (Kleve) and Max Bumann on the family farm near Quimby, Iowa.  She attended Silver Township #9 until 8th grade and graduated from Quimby Consolidated Schools. 

Deta met the love of her life, Fred Gebers while he was stationed at the Sioux City Air Base.  They were united in marriage on August 12, 1944 at the Lutheran Parish in Sioux City.  They lived in Sioux City for a year, and then Fred was transferred to Lowry Field in Denver, CO.  They lived there until Fred was honorably discharged on October 29, 1945.   The couple then made their home on Fred’s family farm between Galva and Holstein, where they farmed for 17 years until moving to Holstein.  After retiring, Fred and Deta moved to Bentonville, Arkansas where they spent many happy years.  Fred passed away on April 30, 1996 and Deta returned to Holstein, Iowa to be closer to family.

Deta was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.  She worked as a bookkeeper at VT Industries in Holstein.  She enjoyed collecting jewelry and was a member of several neighborhood card clubs.  She also enjoyed collecting antiques, and was excellent at documenting and organizing all of the information for each piece.  Fred and Deta did not have children of their own but parented many nieces and nephews.  She was a very caring, loving, generous and thoughtful woman. She is survived by her siblings, Wilma (Bumann) Andrews, Elsie (Bumann) Hansen, and Florence (Bumann) Miesner.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Deta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred; brothers, Verdean, Walter and Norbert Bumann; sisters, Olga (Bumann) Joslin and Norma Bumann.

Deta spent her final days in the Dove (Hospice) Room at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein, Iowa, allowing family and friends to be by her side any time of day.  Deta and family were supported by the loving staff of the Good Samaritan Society and Care Initiatives Hospice.  Any memorials will be given to the “Dove Room” for the comfort and benefit of other Hospice families.

 Service Information

Funeral Service
October 28, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
304 E. 2nd St.
Holstein, Iowa


Fayetteville National Cemetery
700 S. Government Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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