August 18, 1950 - November 20, 2021
Debra Jean (Warner) Rohlfs crossed over to join her ancestors on November 20, 2021. She was born in Cheboygan, Michigan, on August 18, 1950, to Charles H. and Christena M. (Duffina) Warner. Debra is survived by her husband of 37 years, Thomas Winn Rohlfs, their children: Saramanda (Jim) Hall, Amber (Kyle) Byers, Jesse (Holly) Rohlfs, Jacqlyn Rohlfs, and Jacob (Katie) Rohlfs; their grandchildren Willy, Wesley, and Diana Hall; Aiden and Caleb Byers; Juniper and Archer Reilly; and sisters Nancy Mier and Vivian Hensel. Debra was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Tribe of Chippewa Indians and numerous environmental organizations. She graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona and recently retired from her job as bookkeeper for Rohlfs Implement Co. She enjoyed having adventures with her grandchildren and being the den mother for Den 8 and a school room mother when her children were in school. Hobbies included reading, writing, gardening, swimming, fishing, morel hunting, hiking, camping and travel. There will be a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, from 2 pm to 8 pm at her home, 475 Juniper Dr., Petersburg, Illinois 62675. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Friends of the Sangamon Valley, P.O. Box 13352, Springfield, Illinois 62791. I Am With You Always! To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You musn’t tie yourself to me with tears. Be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess, How much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it’s time I traveled on alone. So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must. Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It’s only for awhile that we must part, So bless the memories within your heart. I won’t be far away, for life goes on. So if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near. And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear all of my love around you soft and clear. And then, when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and “welcome home.” Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg, Illinois, is assisting Debra’s family with final arrangements. Please visit her online obituary at hurleyfh.com.
Debra Jean (Warner) Rohlfs crossed over to join her ancestors on November 20, 2021. She was born in Cheboygan, Michigan, on August 18, 1950, to Charles H. and Christena M. (Duffina) Warner. Debra is survived by her husband of 37 years, Thomas... View Obituary & Service Information
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