Funeral Services for Eugene R. “Gene” Dibbert, age 80, of Randolph, will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2023 at the First United Methodist Church in Randolph. Reverend Judy Carlson will officiate. Burial will be in the Randolph Cemetery. Military Honors conducted the United States Navy Honor Guard, V.F.W. Alvin Kessler Post #5545 and American Legion Post #113. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Home for Funerals - Randolph is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Monday, May 1, 2023 at the Osmond General Hospital.
Eugene Rudolph was born August 15, 1942 to Rudolph and Ruth (Blair) Dibbert in Plainview, Nebraska.
Gene attended Randolph public school and got his GED while he was in the service.
Gene served in the Navy from 1960-1968 when he was honorably discharged. He also served two and a half years in Vietnam where he received several medals of honor.
Upon coming back from Vietnam, he met his wife, Dianne McDonald. They got married August 15, 1970 at the First United Methodist Church in Randolph. To this union two children were born: Marty and Tammi.
Gene loved spending time with all of his grandchildren, playing horseshoes, fishing, and going to garage sales.
Gene was the town cop in Randolph for a few years, worked at the elevator in Sholes for several years, and retired from Great Dane Trailers.
He said his greatest accomplishment was when he met his wife, Dianne. He also gave a family friend, Karen McDonald, high praises in all she did for him and the family throughout the years.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dianne, and brother Russel of North Carolina.
He is survived by his children Marty (Alejandra) Dibbert and Tammi Moon of Randolph, brother Bill of Lincoln, grandchildren Amber (Justin) Moon, Samantha (Alex) VanEvery, Colby, and Christian, and great grandchildren Alexia, Hayley, Scarlett, Clinton, and Miles.
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