Debra S. “Debbie” Volner, nee Sauerwein, 63, of New Athens, IL, born December 23, 1957 in Belleville, IL passed away on Tuesday January 5, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. She was a homemaker, a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens and the church Women’s Guild. Debbie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who absolutely adored and doted on her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Glen and Lorene (Close) Sauerwein, stepmother; Dorothy (Wicoff) Sauerwein, two brothers; Danny and Bobby Sauerwein, sister-in-law; Karen Sauerwein and nephew; Rodney Paul Sauerwein.
Debbie is survived by her husband, Ricky Lee Volner of New Athens, who she married on June 29, 1979 at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, 3 sons; Christopher Lee (Misty) Volner of New Athens, Robert James (Christine) Volner of Harrah, OK and Zachary Ryan (Mary Harris) Volner of Collinsville, IL, 2 brothers; Rodney (Ronna Blake) Sauerwein of New Athens, IL and Glen Sauerwein Jr of Walsh, IL, 1 sister; Tammy (Charlie) Hubert of Collinsville, IL, six grandchildren; Delilah, Kynzli, Waylon, Kyndal, Keifer and Carter. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL.
In keeping with Mrs. Volner’s wishes, cremation will take place. A private memorial service is being planned. A full celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.