David Hebbert: 1950-2017
October 17, 2017
David Hebbert, 67, lifelong rancher in the Hyannis area, died Monday, October 16, 2017, in Perkins County Health of Grant.
David Maurice Hebbert was born July 18, 1950, in Alliance, Nebraska, to R.M. 'Mose' and Merla (Rex) Hebbert. He graduated from Hyannis High School in 1968 and then attended junior college in North Platte before transferring to Casper College where he graduated in 1971. While at Casper, he was a member of the rodeo team and also attended Southern Colorado State College at Pueblo on a rodeo scholarship.
On February 3, 1976, Dave was united in marriage to Mickie Wenzlick in Ogallala, Nebraska. They devoted the next several years to rodeo and worked for Cervi Championship Rodeo Company. In 1981 they returned to the family ranch at Hyannis, Nebraska, where he and Mickie raised their three boys, Matt, Jake, and Josh. Dave was a cowboy and ranching allowed him to do what he loved – ride good horses and raise good cattle in the Sandhills that he loved.
Dave was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and served on various boards, including the Nebraska State Rodeo Association, Nebraska Charolais Association, American International Charolais Association and Sandhills Task Force. He was a gold card member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Dave loved his family and wholeheartedly supported them in their interests and endeavors. He is survived by his wife Mickie, sons Matthew (Lacy), Jake, and Joshua; grandsons Dillon and Waylon; his parents: Mose and Merla Hebbert; four sisters: Toni Knott of Arthur, Terry Wilson of Hayes, KS, Cheryl (Jim) Sheets of Mullen, Tami(Pat) Taylor of Seneca, brothers-in-law Rusty Beaman of Gering and Doug Crouse of Valentine, along with many nieces and nephews and good friends.
A memorial service will be held at Hyannis High School Gymnasium on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. Pastor Andy Safarik of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will officiate. At the family's request, the service will not be live streamed. Online condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by signing the GuestBook at http://www.drauckerfh.com
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of David Hebbert Memorial, Grant County Rescue, Sandhills Fire Department or donor's choice.
Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with the arrangements.