Mrs. Deborah M. Beetler, 70, of Oneida, Illinois died at 7:37 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg surrounded by her family.
She was born May 14, 1949 in Galesburg
to Everett and Prosha (Hocker) Walker. She married Mike Kalb on March 17,
1968 in Victoria. She later married David Beetler on June 20, 1998 in
Galesburg. He survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Rob Kalb of
Wataga and Ryan (and Ashley) Kalb of San Diego, California, a daughter, Tricia
(and Jamie) Bledsoe of Wataga, a brother, Jim Walker of Galesburg, and eight
grandchildren, Rylie Kalb, Madison Kalb, Chloe Kalb, Kyla Bledsoe, Noah
Bledsoe, Brody Bledsoe, Stella Kalb and Maximus Kalb. She was preceded in
death by her parents and a brother Bob Walker.
Deborah graduated from R.O.V.A. High
School in 1967. She attended Brown’s Business College in Galesburg. She
worked at OSF St. Mary Medical Center for 32 years as a unit secretary and a
payroll clerk in Fiscal Services. She was a member of Bethel Baptist
Church in Galesburg and especially enjoyed serving as a camp counselor during
the church's weeks at camp.
Debi loved working in her family's
grocery store in Victoria. The work ethic she developed standing on a box
behind the counter so she could reach everything stuck with her throughout her
life. Debi loved people. She had a helpful spirit second to none, which
was apparent whether she was whipping up one of her well-known recipes,
visiting one of her grade school teachers at a nursing home, mowing a lawn or
giving someone her undivided attention as they unloaded their troubles or
shared some good news. Debi loved attending her children’s and grandchildren’s
school and sports events, bicycling and walking.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Oaks Community Church in Dahinda. Rev. Chuck Hilman
will officiate. Burial will be in Victoria Cemetery, Victoria, Illinois.
Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg
Chapel. Memorials may be made to ROWVA Public Schools Foundation with funds designated to the instrumental music
program. Online condolences may
be made at www.h-p-w.com.
ROWVA Public Schools Foundation
Oneida IL 61467