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Gilbert McKay Earl
March 6, 1948 ~ September 19, 2022 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Gilbert M. Earl, age 74 of Nebraska City passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022 at Prestige Care Center in Nebr. City.
Gilbert McKay Earl was born on March 6, 1948 at the family home in rural Hamburg, IA; the son of Cordy Joe and Fannie May (Fleming) Earl. He attended school in Sidney, IA.
He worked as a mechanic and operated the wrecker at the former Rowe Motor Company in Nebraska City. He also drove truck for Wynne Trucking and was self-employed for many years hauling scrap metal as well as operating L&G Lawn Care and Snow Removal.
Gilbert is survived by significant other and soul mate Lisa Hutchins of Nebr. City; children: Julie Behrends (Kenneth) of Beatrice, NE, Gary Earl, LeRoy Earl both of Nebr. City, Sandy Bassler (Doug) of Springdale, AR, Bobby Earl of Plattsmouth, NE, Leslie DeMar (Eric) of Bennington, NE and Travis Hutchins (Jodi) of Nebr. City; 22 grandchildren: Crystal, Kyle, Sierra, Dawson, Madison, Kiya, Katlin, Kamillya, Kayla, Sydney, DJ, Zach, Cody, Cheyenne, Shelby, Brantley, Hayden, Nolan, Adelynn, Cole, Jacey, Kade “Bubba Wubba”; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister Betsy Burge (Lelan) of Hamburg, IA; nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Galen Earl.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City with Pastor Terry Weible officiating. Burial will follow at Riverton Cemetery in Riverton, IA.
The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday (9/21) at the mortuary.