Douglas Gayle Durbin
February 23, 1937- August 8, 2023
Survived by wife, Patricia Pearey Durbin; children, Scott (Jodi) Durbin, and Jill (Paul) Bretsen; grandchildren: Lauren (Eugene) Malveaux, Alex (Sydney) Durbin, Nikki (Bryn) Finnefrock, Cameron (Miranda) Bretsen, Mallory Bretsen, Annette Bretsen; great-grandchildren: Elliana and Maverick Malveaux, Beckham Durbin, Rory Finnefrock; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Barbara Durbin; nephews, Brad (Trish) Durbin, Jason (Annie) Durbin.
Douglas Gayle Durbin was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Gaylord and Alvina Durbin. He graduated from South High School in 1955, and attended the University of Nebraska Omaha. On August 26, 1961, he married Patricia Pearey. He worked for State Farm Insurance Company as a Multi-Line Claims Adjuster 1961-1965 and for the Harry A. Koch Insurance Agency, now FNIC, from 1965 to present. Doug was a 30 year member of the Rotary Club of Omaha, served the University of Nebraska Omaha Alumni as President, and was Chairman of King of King’s Church Board of Directors. He and his wife have been members of Christ Community Church where he was involved in a small group bible study. His final major accomplishment was that last year at age 85, he shot his age not once, but twice on the golf course (an 84 & 85).
Confirmation and life verse:
Proverbs 23:26: My son give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways.
Doug was man of deep faith, gentle words, and remarkable kindness. His top priority was his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who he loved unconditionally. His purpose was to know, love, and follow Jesus and he did that until the moment of his passing. His greatest joy was knowing that his family knows and loves Jesus.
He would want all to remember him to ponder these words: “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.”
VISITATION: Friday, August 11, 2023, 2 p.m., with 3 p.m. MEMORIAL SERVICE at Christ Community Church, 404 S. 108th Ave, Omaha. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “LIVE CAST” button.