Joan H. Durbin
Date of Birth
April 13, 1933
South Bend, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
October 15, 2016
Omaha, Nebraska
Graveside Service

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.


Condolences for Joan H. Durbin
  1. • October 17, 2016 - 6 years ago

    Jodi, Sherry and Family, I am so sorry for Your Loss. Your Mom was such a Good Person, and alot of fun to be around. I have many fond memories of Your Mom and Dad, and all of You. May She Rest in Peace………..

  2. Anonymous
    • October 19, 2016 - 6 years ago

    Jodi and Sherry and family, I am sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Your mom was such a nice lady.

  3. Edie Watson
    • October 24, 2016 - 6 years ago

    Jodi, Sherry & family, So sorry for your loss of this wonderful woman. She gave us all such a great childhood. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Thanks for all thehappy memories Joan!

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