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Debra L. Stange - 65

12/5/1951 - 5/12/2017

Fulton, IL

Debra L. Stange, age 65 of Fulton, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at her home. In following Debra’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friend will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Pape Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 18th at the Open Bible Fellowship Church, Morrison. Burial will be at a later date in Elvira Cemetery, Elvira, Iowa. Debra was born in Kearney, Nebraska on December 5, 1951, the daughter of David and Frances (Gillien) Troxel. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1970 and attended Hawkeye Institute of Technology in Waterloo. She married Thomas W. Stange on July 12, 1975 in Clinton. Debra had been employed at Mercy Medical Center, was a stay at home mom, and later worked at Northwest Fabrics and Sewing Machines and More. She was a very active member of the Open Bible Fellowship Church, Morrison. She was a member of the YWCA and Friends for Charity. She loved attending her granddaughter’s activities, sewing, golfing, bowling, baking, and being with her dog Sophia. Debra is survived by her husband Thomas; a daughter, Keitha Kjergaard (Clint Andresen) of Clinton; a son, Daniel Stange of DeKalb, IL; two granddaughters, Alyssa Pessman and Emma Kjergaard; a sister, Keitha Jean (Kevin) Sharps of Oskaloosa, IA; sister-in-laws, Jenny Troxel of Callaway, NB, Kathy (Ross) Filion of Heightstown, NJ, Kitty Willimack of Dewitt, and Linda Troxel of Clinton; many nieces and nephews, her dog Sophie and a grand dog, Roy. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Sidney, Keith and her twin David.

Gathering of Friends

A gathering of family and friend will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Pape Funeral Home.

Service:

Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 18th at the Open Bible Fellowship Church, Morrison.

7 Comments

  • Bob and Nancy Countryman

    on 05/14/17

    Tom, We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Nancy
  • Renee Williams

    on 05/15/17

    I was sorry to hear of Deb's passing. She was a beautiful light in the world and a strong role model of a Christian woman. My sympathies to her family.
  • Andy Shah

    on 05/15/17

    Daniel, Very sorry for your loss. May God provide strength to your family. -Andy Shah
  • Mary Stein

    on 05/15/17

    Daniel, I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Mary Stein
  • Nicole Abernathy

    on 05/17/17

    Love you Aunt Debbie....Thoughts are with you always Keitha, Danny and Uncle Tom. Nicole
  • Jeff & Petie Wilke

    on 05/17/17

    Keitha, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  • Chris Savory Severson

    on 05/19/17

    It is sad to learn another class mate from CHS class of 70 has died. Debbie and her brother Dave were friends through school and First Baptist Church in Clinton. Debbie was always dear with her shy smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

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