Deborah Eileen "Debbie" Briese
1952 - 2021
September 17, 1952
January 8, 2021
Deborah Eileen (Debbie) Briese, age 68 died Jan. 8, 2021 at Paradise Gardens Residential Care Service in Bakersfield, Calif.
She was born on Sept.17, 1952 to Charles and Donna Kizzire at Bridgeport. She was baptized and confirmed into the Community of Christ Church. She attended school at The Hill School District 44 and Bayard High School. After High School she attended Business School in Grand Island receiving her degree in secretarial studies. While at Business School she met Mark Briese. They married on April 18, 1971. To this union three children were born.
Debbie was a mother and stay at home mom before beginning her work career. She worked in Gering before they moved to Bradshaw. She worked at Lichti TV and Appliance, Northern Ag., Plains Power and Equipment, Pleasant Hill Grain and Walmart before retiring in 2016. She enjoyed an active church life. She served as Pastor of Grand Island Community of Christ. She enjoyed her yard flowers, dragon flies, birds, and family. She had two special friendships in Kathy and Nancy among all her friends.
Debbie is survived by her husband, Mark of 49 years married; children, Brent A (Chasity) Briese of Bakersfield, Calif., Dawn A (Tim) McILravy of York and Tracy G. Rasmussen of Bradshaw; granddaughters, Courtney and Sierra Rasmussen; step-granddaughters, Chelsea (Kody) Lotton of Chadron, Jackie (Nate) Lucas of York; brother, Douglas (Lorraine) Kizzire of Bayard; many nieces and nephews and two step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Douglas (Beverly) Briese of Elk Point, S.D., Larry Briese of Dallas, Texas, Elsie (Donald) Fast of O'Neil, Sarah (Mike) Fuller of Lincoln and Ray Briese of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her parents and several aunts, and uncles.
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Published by York News-Times from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2021.
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Was so sorry to read of Deb´s death. I remember her as a kind hearted, fun classmate! May your memories bring you comfort at this difficult time,
JoAnn Kawaguchi
January 13, 2021
Condolences on your loss. Deb was a wonderful lady who loved her family and was always friendly and as Chuck and Jackie said, exemplified the Christian spirit. She was warm and caring with a sense of humor, too. I join with many others, I'm sure, in cherishing her memory.
Kathy Highstreet
January 13, 2021
Mark and family. I'm sorry for your loss. I didn't know Debbie, but knowing Mark, Brent, and Dawn I know she had to be a great person as each of you are amazing. I wish you peace and comfort in your time of sorrow.
Brent Fernau
January 13, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you much Deb! I'll never forget all the funny times we had working at walmart. We had another of fun! Until we meet again!
Barb kennel
January 12, 2021
Dear Mark and family, What a beautiful person Deb was/is! Her gentle, warm Christian spirit was a model to live by and exemplify. May you all find His Peace for healing. Take care of yourselves, too. It´s what she´d want. Please keep us informed about future memorial plans?Thanks. Hugs from both.
Chuck and Jackie Mason
January 12, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. I have so many memories of cousin Debby. May you find comfort in your memories. Love to you all
Larry & Connie Leever
January 12, 2021