Lance Giberson, 77, of Mission, Texas, and formerly of Bentonsport, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
In accordance with his wishes, the body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Gifts to a memorial to be determined by the family can be mailed to: Gloria Giberson, 625 N. Bentsen Palm Drive, No. 66, Mission, TX 78572.
Mr. Giberson was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Mt. Pleasant to Thomas “Hugh” and Helen Pauline Kirk Giberson. He married Gloria Jean Holtkamp Nov. 6, 1960, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Houghton.
Mr. Giberson graduated from Stockport High School in 1957.
He worked for Gustafson Brothers Dairy and R and S Bottling in Burlington. He farmed in Van Buren County for a number of years. He left farming and drove for Umthun Trucking, Ruan Corp. and Fruehauf Trailer. He worked for Hamburg Body Shop in Farmington.
In 1984, Mr. and Mrs. Giberson moved to Winfield and started their own business, Country Maid Dairies, and were distributors for Swiss Valley dairy products throughout southeastern Iowa. They operated the business until his retirement in 1997.
The couple traved to Arizona and Texas during retirement until settling in Mission, Texas. They returned to Iowa during summer months.
Mr. Giberson enjoyed visting with people, the warm Texas weather, cars, recreational vehicles and his poodles.
Survivors include: wife Gloria Giberson of Mission, Texas; son, Richard Giberson of Waukesha, Wiscon; daughter, Shari (Don) Spilman of Ottumwa; sister, Diane Beyers of Naples, Florida; and one grandson.
He was proceeded in death by his parents.