-- — Donald L. Brebberman, 76, Batesville, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at St. Andrews Health Campus.
Born Oct. 4, 1935, in Ripley County, he was the son of the late Leona (Jobst) and Clarence Brebberman. He married Bernice Wallpe Sept. 14, 1957, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Morris, and she preceded him in death July 14, 2010.
Don spent 26 years as a factory worker at Delta Faucet before retiring in 1996. He was a former member and past president of the Tri-County Coonhunters Association.
While Don enjoyed many interests, he had two true passions – woodworking and the Cincinnati Reds. A skilled craftsman, his children’s homes are full of pieces that include tables and chairs, cedar chests, porch swings, rocking horses and toy boxes, to name a few. And to say he was an avid Reds fan is putting it mildly. He rarely missed listening or watching a game and could give you almost any statistical information you might think of, but his family indicated you may not want to be within earshot if they weren’t playing well.
In his younger years, he liked rabbit hunting and fishing along with sports that included baseball, softball, bowling, trap and skeet shooting, as well as playing horseshoes and camping.
Old Western shows, such as “Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza” were favorites and he loved to garden. Although the size of the garden became smaller in recent years, he was still putting out some tomato plants. While Don didn’t like peaches, as long as the rest was warm and plenty, then it was all good.
His family spoke of Dad’s ability to fix or do anything. If someone invited him to help with a project, they would usually fix it or figure it out and enjoy a cold beer along the way.
Don is survived by daughters Lisa Ralston, Batesville, Lana Crow, Morris, and Karla Dilk, Greensburg; sons Tim, Batesville, and Mark, Plymouth, Mich.; brothers Art, Batesville, and Larry, Port Townsend, Wash.; nine grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by brother Eugene and a granddaughter.
Visitation is Tuesday, July 17, after a 4 p.m. rosary service until 7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at St. Louis Catholic Church with the Rev. Randy Summers officiating, followed by burial in the church cemetery.
The family requests memorials to the American Heart Association.