Deborah K. “Debbie” Meyer, age 68, of East Dubuque, IL, died on May 10, 2022, at home after a battle with cancer, while surrounded by her loving family. To honor Debbie’s life, a private family graveside service will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. Debbie’s Celebration of Life for family and friends will be scheduled this summer closer to Debbie’s birthday and the arrangements will be announced at that time. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Debbie’s family.
Debbie was born on August 29, 1953, in Davenport, IA, a daughter to Irvin and Eileen (Cleary) Shaffer. Debbie met Mark Meyer, and the couple was united in marriage on May 17, 1976. Debbie and Mark owned and operated the Hang Out in East Dubuque, Ill. Debbie spent some of her free-time sewing, refinishing projects at home, and spending time with family and friends when time allowed. She was a straight-shooter who simply tried to make the best of every day that she was given. It’s with heavy hearts that we must say farewell for now to her kind spirit and hope to find both peace and healing in the abundance of memories which she leaves behind. Thank you, Debbie, may peace be yours now until we see your precious smile once again.
Those left behind to cherish the memory of Debbie’s include,
Sally (Brent) Lyons, East Dubuque, IL,
Tom Meyer, Galena, IL;
Jeff Meyer, Farley, IA,
and Angela (Ken) Halm, Cedar Rapids, IA;
Justin, Madalyn, Mark, Jack and Ian;
Rachael and Ethan Halm;
Carol (John) Horkhemier, Dubuque, IA,
Linda (Jim) Seys, FL,
and Mike (Kris) Shaffer, Dubuque, IA;
Sue Shaffer, Dubuque, IA,
and Carolyn Shaffer, Hazel Green, WI;
along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.
Debbie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mark F. Meyer; her siblings, Thomas “Tom” Shaffer, Tonna Adams, Bobby Shaffer, and Marty Shaffer; her grandchild, Lilly Meyer; step-grandchild, Maria Meyer; and her grandfather with whom she held a very special bond, Thomas Cleary.
In lieu of flowers; memorials, cards, and other expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to Debbie’s family in care of Sally Lyons, 1005 Hiawatha Drive, East Dubuque, IL, 61025.
Debbie’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque for all of their professional care and support during these most difficult days. Your compassion has truly made a difference not only in Debbie’s last days, but in our lives as well. Thank you very much!
Online condolences may be shared with Debbie’s family at www.tristatecremationcenter.com
To honor Debbie’s life, a private family graveside service will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. Debbie’s Celebration of Life for family and friends will be scheduled this summer closer to Debbie’s birthday and the arrangements will be announced at that time.