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Deborah K. DeBacker

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Deborah K. DeBacker, 64, of Gilbert, Arizona, formerly of Eliza, Illinois passed away Friday, July 1, 2022 at Hospice of the Valley – Lund Home in Gilbert, Arizona. Services are 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Fippinger Funeral Home. Burial is in the Aledo Cemetery. Visitation is 1:00 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at Fippinger’s where a memorial fund will be established.

Debbie was born January 28, 1958 in Muscatine, Iowa to Melvin and Beverly Short. She graduated from Aledo High School in 1976. On August 1, 1975, she married Jeffrey A. DeBacker in Aledo.

Debbie was a homemaker for 46 years and while also being employed at Super Target in Gilbert, Arizona for 18 years.

She enjoyed reading, sewing, movies, gaming and decorating for every holiday. She was an avid Harry Potter fan and dearly loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey; one daughter, Amanda DeBacker (Jeremy Birch) of Sioux City, Iowa; two sons, Nathan (Cindy) DeBacker of Chandler, Arizona; Kegan DeBacker of Gilbert, Arizona; six grandchildren, Tristan Sweum, Hayden Sweum, Kellen Sweum, Amber Marie Sweum, Lilian DeBacker, Andrew DeBacker; her parents, Melvin and Beverly Short of New Boston, Illinois; two sisters, Vickie Hall of Coal Valley, Illinois; Cindy (Dennis) Nelson of Joy, Illinois; one brother, Randy (Laurie) Short of Oquawka, Illinois; mother-in-law, Jean Mahaffey of Aledo, Illinois; one brother-in-law, Stephen (Linda) DeBacker of Preemption, Illinois; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Andrew; a brother-in-law, James Hall; sister-in-law, Carole DeBacker and father-in-law, George DeBacker.

Posted online on July 07, 2022

Published in Aledo Times Record

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Aledo Cemetery


Fippinger Funeral Home
July 09, 2022 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Fippinger Funeral Home
July 09, 2022 at 3:00 PM