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Debra S. Volner

Debra S. Volner

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.

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  1. Bill says:

    Rick & Family, sorry we missed the services this morning. We could not get on internet. Our deepest sympathies. Bill & Karen

  2. Keith and Diana Reuss says:

    Rick and family our sympathy to all of you. Debbie always had a great smile. She is at peace.

  3. Thomas Germann says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family. May God grant you peace and strength during this difficult time.

  4. Patty Speer née Utz says:

    So sorry for your loss. Debbie was a very kind and loving person. She was so good to my mom for so many years before she moved into an assisted living apartment. She will be missed by many.

  5. Loren C Kolditz says:

    Dear Rick, boys and families,
    I am so sorry that Debbie is gone. We were great friends for at least 25 years and every minute was good. She was especially good to Trish in all her years and particularly in her later years.
    I am still at Tom’s house in Houston but will probably be back next week to take care of mail, bills, income taxes, etc.
    I will be thinking of all of you in this terrible loss. Trish was 87 when she passed away but it was much too early for Debbie.
    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Love, Loren

  6. Vickie and Jerry Luter says:

    we are so sorry for Deb’s passing. She was a true treasure and will be missed. God be with you, Rick and Family

  7. Vickie and Jerry Luter says:

    we are so sorry for Deb’s struggles and passing. She was a treasure. God be with you, Rick and Family.

  8. Karen Meyer says:

    Seeing Debbie would always bring a smile to my face. She had a way of knowing how to tackle difficult situations in a caring way. Very sweet person. So sorry for your loss.

  9. Bill & Karen Wolf says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Rick and the entire family. Our thoughts are with you all.

  10. Pam Weinhoffer says:

    Rick and Family,
    Extremely saddened to hear of Deb’s passing.

    May she sleep the sleep of angels and may her family heal through her ascension.

  11. Patricia Stock says:

    My sympathy to Rick and Family.
    You’re in my prayers.
    RIP Debbie!!!

  12. Melissa and George says:

    Such a devastating loss. Debbie was such a good, nice, happy person. So good to her family such a great loss. I enjoyed getting to know her for the short time being a neighbor. She is surely in a good place watching over her family.

  13. Connie Park says:

    Such a cheerful individual. Always giving from the depth of her soul. What a treasure to have known her!

  14. My sympathy to Rick, Pam and family. Deb always looked soo happy whenever her grandkids were with her and Rick. My thoughts are with you all.

  15. Our deepest sympathy to Rick and family. Debbie was such a fun and loving person to be around and always willing to help anyone out, when needed. Her family always came first and asking about those grandkids always put a smile on her face!
    She will certainly be missed by so many!!! Rest In Peace dear friend!💕🙏

  16. Bryan and Darlene Rausch says:

    Our sincere sympathy to Pam , Rich and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Donna Reuss says:

    Rest in Peace Sweet Angel.

  18. Rest peacefully Debbie. Such a sweetheart. Our condolences to the Volner family.

  19. Chiyoko Louise Gussin née Miller says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Debbie was much loved by so many. 💕💛

  20. Shelley Houston Goodman says:

    My deepest sympathies to Debbie’s entire family at this very difficult time.

  21. Ralph & Vicki Wildy says:

    Our most sincere sympathy to Rick
    & all the family ! Our hearts 💕 & prayers go out to all of you ! Deb will be missed by many !

  22. Ruth Ann & Jon Hanft says:

    Rick, Pam & Family…My deepest Sympathy on your terrible loss, hoping you find peace in your memories & knowing that she is home in Gods loving hands and at peace.

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