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Debra Hoelscher

June 29, 1953 ~ December 27, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Debra Hoelscher Obituary

Debra L. Hoelscher, 70, of Peoria, IL passed away on December 27, 2023.  Debra was born on June 29, 1953 to John and Virginia (Webb) Lane.  She married Joseph Hoelscher on September 26, 1981 and had three children and five grandchildren.

Debra was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.  She was a school bus driver for 20 years before retiring in 2010.  The simplest pleasures in life brought Debra great joy.  She was an avid bowler, loved gardening and loved her grandchildren and family. 

Debra is survived by her husband Joseph Hoelscher, her children, Michelle (Sean) Luther, Chad (Jodi) Hoelscher, and Lindsey (Nate) Hawksworth, her brother Ken (Tammy) Lane, her stepmother Shirley Lane, her grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  

To honor Debra’s memory, a celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024, from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall 7403 N. Radnor Road in Peoria, IL. Affordable Funeral & Cremation Services of Central Illinois is assisting the family with arrangements.  To share a memory or send a condolence to her family, visit

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