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Deborah L. Lamphier

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“My heart goes out to you for your deep loss you must be feeling for your beloved Deborah. How sad to lose someone so loved and so needed. May you...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Georgia

“Debbie will be miss tremendously by all who knew her. Since I came to work for Debbie at the Portage location, a large majority of her customers...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Jennifer Talboom - South Bend, IN

“Debbie will be greatly missed. She was such a pleasure to work with, a great teacher and trainer. My sympathies to her family and friends. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Jennifer Probst - Mishawaka, IN

“I am honored and blessed to have known Debby. She was truly a blessing in my life and many others as well. From the moment I met Debby she was very...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Brianna Hite - IN

“She was a sweet lady. Bill, you and your family are in our prayers. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Peggy and Doug Gibson - Kingston, TN

“I will miss you so much Aunt Debbie. You always had a smile on your face and were ready with a hug. Uncle Bill, Jason, Jaime I am so sorry for your...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Mindy McClanahan - Mishawaka, IN

Deborah L. Lamphier, 59, of South Bend, Indiana passed away at 11:00 p.m. Saturday, December 24, 2016 in her home. Deborah was born on January 18, 1957 in Niles, Michigan and was a lifelong area resident. She had been employed as the Store Manager for Ziker Cleaners on Portage Avenue for 17 years. On October 18, 1997, in South Bend, she married William J. Lamphier, who survives. Deborah is also survived by her daughter, Jaime Gillis of South Bend, Indiana; her son, Jason Gillis of South Bend, Indiana; her step-daughter, Emily Burdick of Walkerton, Indiana; two step-sons, William Lamphier of South Bend, Indiana and Eugene Lamphier of Walkerton, Indiana seven grandchildren, Jaelynn, Kearstyn, Hannah, Allison, Mya, Julia and Joseph; one great-grandson, Connor; her parents, Ken and Rita Verhoestra of Orlando, Florida; two sisters, Ann Boalo and Sheryl Verhoestra; one brother, Kenny Verhoestra; and by longtime family friends, Tammy Lower and her daughters, Ashley and Ariel Meece. A Memorial Service will take place at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2016 in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive. A visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Deborah was a member of the Clay Democratic Club in Roseland and was a volunteer for Relay for Life Team Ziker's. Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Center for Hospice Care, Inc. To send online condolences, please visit