Debra Ann Rasner

Debra Ann Rasner, 67, of Stephenson, Mich.,  passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center with her family at her side. Debbie was born on Dec. 9, 1952, the oldest child of Clayton and Elaine (Trepanier) Roubal.  

       Debbie worked at Roubal Care and Rehab Center for over 44 years as a nurse’s aide and then as activities director. She enjoyed working with the elderly and held them close to her heart. She loved to travel, swim with her grandchildren, camping and snowmobiling. Debbie loved to sing in her church choir and sang for many weddings and funerals. She sang at all her sons’ weddings and her sister’s funeral. In the past, she was the guitar choir director for her church, taught catechism for many years, and was a member of the Jaycettes, PTO officer and room mother.  Debbie loved life and enjoyed being with her friends. She had a strong faith and loved her Lord. She believed that Jesus Christ was her Savior. Debbie was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church.

Deb is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Bill Rasner; four wonderful children: Ryan Rasner, Aaron (Jenny) Rasner, Andrew (Nichole) Rasner and Jason (Tess) Rasner; grandchildren:  Tristan, Brooklynn, Dayton, Olivia, Asia, Chase, Rashanda (Angel), Peyton, Ashley, Brynnley and Jaxon; great-grandson: Malcolm and another on the way, and they were all the love of her life. Also survived by her brother: Scott (Laurie) Roubal, and stepmother, Shirley Roubal. Preceded in death by father and mother: Clayton and Elaine Roubal; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Roy and Myrtle Rasner; sister, Donna Kass; grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A visitation will be held at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, after 4 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. This is open, but note that social distancing is requested and in-house capacity will be observed, but all are welcome.  Visitation will continue on Thursday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., at Precious Blood Catholic Church, with Father Edward Baafi presiding. Masks and social distancing will be required at the church.

Burial will follow in the Mellen Township Cemetery observing social distancing.

In lieu of other forms of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established for diabetes, cancer, alzheimer’s and the Rainbow House. Any expression of kindness may be directed to Bill Rasner.