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Dellas K. Gibson

January 22, 1951 ~ September 18, 2018 (age 67)

Dellas Keith Gibson was born on January 22, 1951, the son of Keith and Vada Gibson. He was raised in the Northboro and Blanchard area, and attended the Northboro United Methodist Church where he served as trustee.

Dellas graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1969. He attended Creston Community College, earning a degree in auto mechanics. Dellas was a Boy Scout Leader in Northboro and a baseball coach for Northboro.

Dellas served in the Iowa National Guard and the Texas National Guard as a mortar and firefighter.

Dellas married Diane on March 17, 1979 in San Antonio, Texas. The couple moved back to Iowa and to this union four children were born, Jason, Justin, Jarod, and Jaclyn.

Dellas farmed with his dad for many years and served as an EMT at the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and retired from Brown's Shoe Fit Company.

Dellas was a 37-year volunteer with the Coin Fire and Rescue and a member of the Patriot Guard. He had a love for Harley motorcycles and building them. Dellas also enjoyed fishing, painting, and woodworking. He was known by all, by his beard, and he played Santa in school and church programs. Dellas also competed in beard contests.

Dellas passed away on September 18, 2018 at the age of 67 years, 7 months, and 26 days. He is survived by his wife Diane; children, Jason (Lori), Justin, Jarod (Amanda) and Jaclyn; grandchildren, Kinsey Gibson, Drake Gibson and Gabriel Gibson; sisters, Connie (Larry) Lee, Patricia (Nicky) Kolodzie, and Sharon (Charles) Hall; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of friends.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Northboro United Methodist Church with Phil Wing officiating. Visitation will take place one half hour before the service at the church beginning at 2:00 PM. Inurnment will take place in the Union Grove Cemetery. Memorials in Dellas' name are being directed to the Northboro United Methodist Church, Christ Point Baptist Church or to the Coin Fire & Rescue.

Previous Events

Visitation
Sunday, September 23, 2018
2:00 PM 9/23/2018 2:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 9/23/2018 2:30:00 PM
Northboro United Methodist Church

207 S 1st St
Northboro, IA 51647

Northboro United Methodist Church
207 S 1st St Northboro 51647 IA
United States
Service
Sunday, September 23, 2018
2:30 PM 9/23/2018 2:30:00 PM
Northboro United Methodist Church

207 S 1st St
Northboro, IA 51647

Celebration of Life Memorial Service

Northboro United Methodist Church
207 S 1st St Northboro 51647 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Union Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

1365 310th St.
Northboro, IA 51647

1365 310th St. Northboro 51647 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Christ Point Baptist Church
602 Maple St.
Shenandoah, IA 51601
Coin Fire & Rescue
Northboro United Methodist Church
207 S 1st St
Northboro, IA 51647
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