Lester “Dike” DeBrie
Date of Birth
October 27, 1932
Shelton, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
February 16, 2021
Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Monday, February 22, 2021 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery ~ Greenwood, Nebraska

*Please wear a face covering to attend.

Visitation Directions

Sunday, February 21, 2021 ~ 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska


Greenwood Fire & Rescue or Alzheimer’s Association

Lester “Dike” DeBrie, 88, of Lincoln, NE, formerly of Greenwood, NE, entered into rest on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln, NE.  He was born October 27, 1932 in Shelton, NE to Lester O. and Lula (Johnston) DeBrie.

On July 30, 1950, Dike married Larita Westman in Wood River, NE.  He worked for the Local 21 Ironworkers Union for 42 years.  Dike was a member of the Eagles Club for 50 years.

He is survived by sons, Leslie (Retha) DeBrie and Darrel (Linda) DeBrie; daughter-in-law, Tacie DeBrie; 8 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Larita DeBrie; son, Harold DeBrie; daughter, Beth DeBrie-Jones; parents; two sisters; and an infant grandchild.

Condolences for Lester “Dike” DeBrie
  1. Kathy Loffer Curtis
    • February 17, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Love to all

  2. Jennifer Hein
    • February 18, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Your father brought so much joy to me. He brightened my day when he would come to the post office. I’m so sorry for your lost and your family are in my prayers.

  3. Rhonda Ford
    • February 18, 2021 - 2 years ago

    He was a wonderful man, thoughts and prayers for the family

  4. Jennett (Woltemath) Robinson
    • February 19, 2021 - 2 years ago

    I met Dike and Larita back in the mid 1970s. Very nice people. Later when bartending at Trackside they became customers and got to know them even more. But later in life I learned a lot about how wonderful Dike and his son Les were from my son Tony. Tony and visited Dike one day and had a wonderful day reminiscing and having a few drinks. He was a wonderful man. Our condolences.

  5. Sydnee Eiland
    • February 19, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Dike made everyday better. I loved caring for your father for the past year. He was one of my favorites and I am terribly sorry for your family’s loss. The girls and I at Country House will miss him greatly. We will remember him as our favorite Iron Worker. Not only did he bring joy to my life but made me a better person. He always knew how to make me laugh. I am so grateful to have gotten the chance to get to know such a wonderful man.

  6. Jen Hansen
    • February 21, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Dike was such a sweet man and always had a smile for me. I have very fond memories of him. I am very sorry to hear of his passing and thinking of you Les and Rhetha and the entire family with my thoughts and prayers.

  7. tim and loretta
    • February 21, 2021 - 2 years ago

    sorry for all of your loss. Tim has known all of you since he was young and I would see him at work .we enjoyed having a beverage with him and your mother in our younger days. our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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