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Deborah E. Walton, 62, of South Bend, passed away on Friday September 7, 2012, in Healthwin Specialized Care Facility, South Bend.
She was born on December 23, 1949, in LaPorte, IN, to the late Charles and Muriel (Wegner) Robertson. She received her associates degree and went on to work as an LPN for Healthwin Specialized Care Facility for 22 years, before retiring in April 2011.
Deborah is survived by her daughter, Joanna (Russ) Moore of Mishawaka, IN; her son, Kevin Walton of South Bend; three grandchildren, Allison Marciniak, Kelsea Moore and Sophia Walton; four sisters, Diane Creeden of Las Vegas, NV, Rita Simmons of South Bend, Cheryl (Terry) Simmons of South Carolina and Nona Benway of South Bend; and by her brother, Paul (Erma) Robertson of Elkhart, IN.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Robertson.
Deborah loved art, ceramics, hot air balloons, festivals, garage sales and the QVC channel, but most of all she loved her work. Deborah leaves behind a legacy of compassion and selflessness that has been admired by many. God chose her to care for the sick and elderly, not only as a caregiver, but also as a friend.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 pm Wednesday September 12, 2012, in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend. As per her request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heatlhwin Specialized Care Facility, 20531 Darden Rd, South Bend, IN 46637.

Hot Air

So free in the wind my balloon soars away,
Full of hot air to keep it up that way.
With its magic balloon open, and the basket underneath,
I'm up in the clouds for an easy reach.

I'll go where the wind carries me today,
Its quiet up here, the sky is all mine today.
I feel and hear the wind upon my face,
This is a moment I want to embrace.

I don't have a road to follow up here now,
I can be free for once in Heaven's clouds.
So close to God, yet half way in between,
It's like death, do you know what I mean?

The peace and freedom as the wind pushes my balloon,
It sends me across the sky in front of the harvest moon.
If Heaven is like this, I don't want to return below,
Because I'm in God's territory for Heaven is really so.

Written By:
Debbie Walton
June 15,1990