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Debra Brackhan – Metz Mortuary

    Debra L. Brackhan
    Debra L. Brackhan age 56 of York, died Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 in Seward.

    She was born April 24, 1959 in Henderson to Dennis Brackhan and Myrna Landenberger. Debra was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran in Hampton and attended Hampton Lutheran School. She graduated from Bradshaw High School in 1978, and took classes at Hastings Central Community College.

    Debra’s family meant the world to her. She loved when her nieces and nephews would come and visit her, and also enjoyed spending time with her co-workers, considering them a part of her family. She worked at Arby’s, Valentino’s, York General Hearthstone and Wal-Mart all in York. She had numerous friends and enjoyed greeting people wherever she worked.

    Survivors include her mother, Myrna Brackhan Obermier-Staehr of  York; sister, Teresa (Joe) Fagan of Hampton; brother, Greg (Kim) Brackhan of Spanish Fort, Ala.; sister, Becky (Dean) Crawford, of York; brother, Chris (Melissa) Obermier of Omaha; step-sisters, Anita Hall of York and Laurie (Roy) Houdersheldt of Shelby; step-brother, Doug (Lori) Obermier of Omaha; nieces and nephews, Kelsey and Kevin Vogel of Wilber, Kendall Reed of York, Corbin Fagan of Hampton, Mitchell Fagan of Hampton, Amber and Matt Olson of Gothenburg, Sara and Matt Myers of Omaha, Michael and Kaite Fagan of Omaha, Kara and Nate Ronnau of Hampton, Jacob Brackhan of Mobile, Ala., Meg Brackhan of Spanish Fort, Ala., Shelby Brackhan of York, Keagan Crawford of York, Rob and Theresa Crawford of York, Landen Obermier of Omaha, Lauren and Ryan Bleach of Omaha, Kiley and Jennifer Hall of Sedro Woolley, Wash., Tyler Hall of York, Amanda and Jon McAuliffe of Lincoln, Elizabeth and Kipp Smith of Grand Island, Melissa and Edgar Ortegon of Little Elm, Texas, Evan Houdersheldt of Shelby, Brenna Houdersheldt of Shelby along with 21 great-nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis Brackhan (1974); step-fathers, Rex Obermier (2006), and David Staehr (2014) and grandparents, Herman and Dora Brackhan and Orville and Mae Landenberger.

    Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York, with Pastors Mike Neidow and Ben Kaiser officiating.  Interment was at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Hampton following services. Visitation was from 5 – 9 p.m. Sunday and then again 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday with family greeting friends between 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. that evening at Metz Mortuary. Memorials may be directed to the Lions Eye Bank, or to the family for later designation.  ​

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