Oct 24, 2009


Sorry I've been quite but I have been hoping I could get myself together to write something truly personal and moving and I promise (myself if no one else) I will. But for now I figured you all who've prayed needed to know...

 Deb, 58, of  IL, took her last steps on her journey to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 after a long courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in 1951 to Frances B in Idaho. She moved with her mother and brother to WI as a child where she grew up and graduated from B High School. Deb made many friends as a long time employee of ComEd. She later spent many years as the President of  Electric, Inc. 

She was an avid Cubs fan who also loved shopping and sewing. She cherished time spent with her family at her home for holidays and get-togethers. She especially loved "S days." Deb spent many years learning, serving, growing and laughing with friends and family at Community Church. She was a dedicated supporter and volunteer of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life in hopes of helping to find a cure for the disease she so bravely fought. 

Deb and John were joined as one and began to build a house and home when they were married on April 30, 1988, and began to walk a journey with the Lord together. John hopes she will always be remembered for the wonderful love and open heartedness she always shared with him. 

Deb will be dearly missed by children Lisa (Tom) and Philip (Jodi). Words cannot describe the feelings of loss. However, we realize this separation is only a temporary one. Phil would like to remember her for her keen sense of humor, her warm smile and her honest advice given when needed. He would like to thank her for being there for his dad over the years and in his times of need. Lisa will miss countless things about her loving mother and best friend but none more than the sound of her voice and the phone calls just to talk. She hopes that she will be remembered for her inspiring courage and her unending love. 

She was the "best grandma in the world" to Rebecca, Stacie, Megan, Andrea, Timothy, Joshua, John, Faith, and Bryan. Her grandchildren enjoyed spending time with her and sharing in her interests and hobbies. 

She was greeted in Heaven by her mother, Frances B; her brother, Dennis B, and several in-laws. The family would like to thank the staff of Palliative & Hospice CareCenter for their open hearts in caring for Deb in her final days.

*some specific names and cities removed for privacy of the extended family.


  1. You are in my thoughts. Prayers for peace going up..

  2. im praying for u


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