Debra J. “Deb” (Spangler) Sudtelgte ~ in our care… January 10, 2020
St. Joseph, MO…..Debra Jo Sudtelgte, age 67, went to be with Jesus January 9, 2020 at her home.
A Celebration of Deb’s life will be held at The River Church on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Brad Spiegel officiating.
Visitation will be held at The River Church Saturday January 18, 2020 where the family will receive friends at 3:00 p.m.
Christian Inurnment will be at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery Leavenworth, Ks. at a later date.
Deb was born in Kansas City, Mo. to Charles and Verna (Specht) Spangler on August 27, 1952.
She went to High School at St. Therese and later to Junior College in Kansas City.
Deb retired from her job as Executive Assistant for El Paso County Health Department in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2012, where she was employed for over 15 years.
Deb is survived by her loving husband Paul of 20+ years of the home, son, Chris (Crystal) Dowdell, three step-children, Benjamin, Audrey, and LeAnn Sudtelgte, sisters, Penny (Jimmy) Odom, Cheryl Tomlin, Pam (Bob) Godlove, Denise (Paul) Spangler, brother in law, Jim VanBibber, grandchildren, Caleb (Stormy) Dowdell, Britney (Kevin) Bartholomew, Rachel Riley, Kelsie (Amber) Dowdell, Jessie (Matt) Coult, Bradley Riley, Triston Dowdell, Gabby Dowdell, and Micah Sudtelgte, five great-grandchildren, many other relatives and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister Carol “Kiki” VanBibber.
Deb was an example of grace. She loved her family, friends, and God.
Deb always put others before herself.
She was an organizer, and seemed to be always planning the next big trip for her and her beloved Paul.
Deb really enjoyed hiking, nature, camping, and the simple pleasures of life.
Memorials may be made in Deb’s honor to : The River Church in care of Turner Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Maysville, Mo. 64469
I only met her last summer. She brightened up my trip to St. Jo while I was there visiting family. A delightful conversationist filled with many anecdotes about her recent travels throughout the USA and Canada. I thoroughly enjoyed her company sitting by the swimming pool. in my niece’s lovely home. Deb was a very well-read and articulate lady. Eclectic and a person who exuded warmth and grace. Though I did not know her well, i know our sometimes dark world has lost a shining light. Rest eternal grant to her, oh Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon her.
Deb was a real lady and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. I’m proud to have called her friend in this earthly journey and look forward to seeing her again in our heavenly home.
I was so honored to take care of Deb and Paul in her wonderful final days on earth. I know she is in his arms now. I hope her family will keep all the memories of her close to heart. She was a jewel. Tami Dixon RN Mosaic Hospice.
Our condolences to Paul and all Deb’s family. We hope all the memories will help you heal from your loss and to know Deb is not suffering any longer.
Our best wishes,
Jan & George Carlson
My condolences to Paul and family in your loss of one so special to you.
Phyllis Bern Bourque
(Cousin to Paul)
Oh we loved Deb with all our heart! Many fun times together in life and camping. Tom especially enjoyed her “Debbie sandwiches “ as he teased her when asking where’s the beef? Our deepest sympathy to Paul, Chris and family. May God comfort you and keep you close to Him…
Tom and Trish Grisbaum
I didn’t know you as long as I would have liked to but I will always remember our time together at our meetings. I know you’re free from the pain now and are resting in the arms of Jesus. Heaven has a lovely new Angel now.
We are very lucky to have known Deb for so many years. She was so smart, witty and kind. She loved Paul, her family, and traveling so much. We will miss her.