Justin A. Debes, 68, died Jan. 14, 2017, at his Great Bend residence. He was born May 23, 1948, at Hoisington, the son of Lawrence Ernest and Mary Margaret (Lewis) Debes. He married Linda Voth Nov. 25, 2011, at Great Bend. A lifetime area resident, Mr. Debes was co-owner and operator of Gibbs Electric. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.
Mr. Debes was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Debes of the home; two stepsons, Curtis Eitel and his wife Kelly of Hamburg, Pa., and James Eitel and his wife Amber of Beckley, W.Va.; two stepdaughters, Julie Connley and her husband Travis of Enid, Okla., and Stacie Haduick and her husband Jeff of White Deer, Texas; three brothers, Lawrence Debes of Larned, Kevin Debes of Pierce City, Mo., and Jim Debes of Great Bend; one sister, Germaine Carey of Monett, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerome Debes and Mike Debes; and two sisters, Rita Bethel and Margaret Rose Campbell.
Vigil service will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Bryant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend, with Father Don Bedore celebrating. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery with military rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials have been established with Golden Belt Humane Society, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 15, 2017