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Debra Ann Luther
December 1, 1955 - August 20, 2010

         Debra was born on December 1, 1955 in Oelwein, Iowa to Donald and Geraldine (Lilly) Luther.  Deb graduated from Oelwein High School in 1974.  She earned her Bachelors Degree in Teaching from the University of Northern Iowa in 1981.

          From that day forward she devoted her life to teaching and being an important part of children’s lives.  Deb touched the hearts of many children throughout her life teaching in Des Moines, Oelwein, Spirit Lake, Fairbank, and presently in Cedar Rapids at KinderCare.

          Deb loved collecting elephants and also enjoyed puzzles. However, Deb will be remembered most for her love of her family, especially her grandchildren.  Deb will be dearly missed by all who knew and continue to love her.

          Left to celebrate Deb’s life is her daughter Angella Luther (Dre) of Waterloo; her grandchildren: Shawnnessy,  Arye Anna and Tres of Waterloo; her mother Gerry Luther of Oelwein; her brother Donald “Duke” (Cindy) Luther II and her nieces Libbi and Jessi Luther, all of Brooklyn Park, MN; her brother David (Kelly) Luther, a nephew Justin Luther and great-niece Jossalin, all of Cedar Rapids; as well as many friends.

          In death, Deb has rejoined her father Donald(2002), and her brother Rich Luther(1977).

A memorial fund has been established in honor of Deb by her family.

 SERVICES: 11:00a.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Father Harry Koelker officiating.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.

VISITATION: 4:00p.m.-8:00p.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with a scripture service at 7:00p.m. 


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jossalin luther on February 11, 2015 at 2:48 PM said:

i so love and miss her
jossalin luther on May 8, 2014 at 12:17 PM said:

also she now has a new great nieace isabella and after gerry her middle name is lilly bella never got to meet her ant but maybe she might get a chance to hear her name and our papa dave i wish the best to him to not be sad papa dave is truly the best i cried day and night when she died and he helped me get thrugh her dieing.

i wish you the best up there debby
jossalin luther on May 8, 2014 at 12:03 PM said:

debby is my great ant i love and miss her dearly she was my teacher at kinder care when i was about 4-5 when i did not have my mother she would help me get through it and that was about 5-4 years ago and i still do not have my mother to this day and bud my great grandma gerrys brother is dead and so is grandma gerry we miss them all so dearly
The Kingus Family on August 26, 2010 at 3:25 PM said:

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Deb. She was our daughter's teacher at Kindercare for awhile, and our daughter loved her so much. She was a great person, and we will miss her smile.
The Bunn family, Cedar Rapids on August 25, 2010 at 1:41 PM said:

Deb, we'll miss your huge smile that lit up Kindercare. I was always happy to see when you were one of the teachers caring for Henry and Lily. I'll never forget the way Lily's face lit up when she would run into your arms to give you a big teddy bear hug! You're a loving soul and I hope you'll be our guardian angel!

Our thoughts are with the Luther family. Deb will truly be missed!!

Bill, Mindy, Henry and Lily Bunn
Jayson and Chloe Schwerin(students of Deb) on August 24, 2010 at 7:32 PM said:

We love you Deb!
Jayson and Chloe Schwerin(students of Deb) on August 24, 2010 at 7:31 PM said:

We love you Deb!
Sara Schwerin on August 24, 2010 at 7:30 PM said:

I have have had the pleasure of being Deb's boss the past few years at KinderCare. She will be missed so much. She was an inspiration to all of us. There was nothing that would stop in her way. I will miss her. I will miss her stories and her word of of encouragement on a hard day. I will miss her smile and her hugs. My thoughts and prayers are with the Luther family.
Susie (Moore) Brockmeyer on August 24, 2010 at 3:30 PM said:

Deb was a good woman with a big heart!I got to know her better when she helped teach my daughter in pre-school (she's 14 now).Then Deb was my boss for awhile at Little Island Childcare in Fairbank.She gave me a job when I needed one.She will be greatly missed but always remembered!My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family and friends!
Barbara Oakes Michael on August 24, 2010 at 8:07 AM said:

Deb and I haven't been able to spend time together because I moved to Kansas but she was at my 50th birthday party at Jeff & Barbie Coselman's and we spent alot of time talking about old times and the fun we had. Deb will be missed by alot of people that loved her. My prayers and thoughts go to Deb's entire family.
Ellen Fencl and Family on August 23, 2010 at 6:35 PM said:

I only had the opportunity of knowing Deb for a short period of time as I worked with her at Kindercare, but she was an inspiration to all that she touched at the daycare, children and co-wokers. She will truely be missed as a teacher, co-worker and friend. May you rest in peace my friend and let god hold you in his arms foever. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
The Snitker's on August 23, 2010 at 5:46 PM said:

Thank you Luther family for sharing Deb with us. Seeing her each day at Kinder Care was a blessing - that smile made our day! Our little guy Caden loved seeing his Debbie each day and has asked about her often. We will miss her smile, her stories and her hugs.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.
Much love -
Jerry, Connie, Jordan and Caden Snitker (Cedar Rapids, IA)
The Stegen Family on August 23, 2010 at 1:31 PM said:

The word isn't the same knowing in are not with us. My family are all better individuals for the short time you spent with us.
Jim Hines on August 23, 2010 at 10:42 AM said:

My thoughts go out to Deb's family, Duke and Dave. So sorry for your loss.
Terri (Fauser) Kauten on August 23, 2010 at 8:32 AM said:

I have a lot of good memories of Deb when we were much younger. I used to stay at there house, and our parents were very close friends. Even though I had not seen Deb in a few years, I remember what a special and loving person she was. May all the wonderful memories you have of Deb get you through the difficult days ahead, and may God give you Peace during this difficult time. God Bless and love to you all. Rest in Peace, Deb.
Love, Terri (Teresa Fauser) Kauten

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