Gerald Joseph DeBruin, 85, of Taylors, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
Born in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, he was a son of the late Joseph and Margaret Hughes DeBruin.
He was a retired, Master Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy. After retiring from the Navy he worked for the Idaho Power Company for 25 years.
He is survived by a daughter, Faith Viste and husband Tom of Diamondhead, MS; sons, Gary DeBruin and wife, Sue of Greenville, SC and Ken DeBruin of D-Iberville, MS; brothers, Donald DeBruin, Joseph DeBruin, and Jerome DeBruin; sisters, Mutz Van Handel, Carol McFarlan, Millie Lemke, and Darlene Hein; grandchildren, Victoria Molino, Shay Snowden, Aaron DeBruin, Bryan DeBruin, and Christopher DeBruin; and 10 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Eugene DeBruin and sister, Eileen Klink.
A visitation and funeral will be held at Boettcher Family Funeral Home in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. The visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with the funeral service following. A burial service will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.