Deborah "Deb" Joan Shilling, 61, of Warsaw, Indiana, died on 1/12/2010 at 10:05 pm at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born on December 13, 1948 in Lakehurst Naval Base, Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Deb was born to Stanley “Pete” and Arlene (Gerber) Shilling. She was a lifetime resident of Warsaw, working as a seamstress for Explorer Van, Warsaw. She attended the Warsaw Community Church. Deb also served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1967 thru 1970 and received an honorable discharge.
Deb is survived by 2 sons; Shawn Michael (and wife Melissa Lynn) Shilling, Silver Lake and Joshua Allen (and wife Jessica Lynn) Shilling, Warsaw. 2 Grandchildren; Nevaeh Rose and Draven Marcus Shilling, Warsaw. 4 Sisters; Rita (and husband John) Craig, Warsaw; Deanna (and husband Michael) Ragan, Warsaw; Patti Yarian, Warsaw and Jackie (and husband Bill) Tucker, Warsaw. 3 brothers; Doug (and wife Carol) Shilling, Silver Lake; Rodney (and wife Julie) Shilling, Warsaw and Spencer (and wife Christine) Shilling, Warsaw. She had many nieces and nephews, they loved her and she loved them. Deb is preceded in death by her mother, Arlene (Gerber) Shilling; her father, Stanley “Pete' Shilling and her step mother, Ina (Rule) Shilling.
Her grandchildren were her life, just spending time with them lit up her face with happiness and joy. She was a sweet, loving mother, mother-in-law, sister and grandma. She had her own way of making people smile. She always put everybody first before herself. She loved attending church at Warsaw Community Church and she found happiness going there.
Services will be held at graveside service at Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, Indiana on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 11:00 pm with Pastor Denny Bollenbacher officiatin. Calling hours will be 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the funeral chapel on Friday, January 15, 2010. Burial will be at Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, Indiana.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, Indiana is in charge of arrangements. the family request memorial contributions be made to the family of Deborah “Deb” Joan Shilling family, C/o Shawn Shilling.