Saturday, October 29, 2016 ~ 1:00 p.m.
Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
To the family for future designation
Joan Helen (Fidler) Durbin, 83 of Ashland passed away with her family by her side October 15, 2016 at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha. She was born April 13, 1933 to James H. and Olive R. (Van Hook) Fidler in rural South Bend, NE.
She attended District #57 grade school in South Bend, NE and graduated from Omaha Technical High School in 1948. Joan was united in marriage on January 16, 1949 to Earl M. Durbin for 60 years. Joan waitressed as a teenager and also worked at the Mead Ordnance Plant then the Russell Stover Candy Company in Lincoln prior to her 32 years of employment at Western Electric/AT&T Technology where she retired in 1990. She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
She is survived by her daughters, Jolynn K. Durbin (Mark Reber), Sheryle R. (Steve) Olsen; grandchildren, Kelly S. Durbin, Denise N. Durbin, Dustin J. Durbin, Cody J. Olsen; great-grandchild, Savanna Durbin; brother, Bill Fidler; sister-in-law, Emma Mae Fidler Hill and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl. M. Durbin, sons, Steven E. Durbin, Daniel L. Durbin; half-brother, Jesse Fidler; half-sister, Iva Copsey; brothers, James and Jack Fidler; sisters, Stella Haswell, Marjorie Donovan and Mary Alice Dean.