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Deborah Lee Bockstahler, 56, of Genoa, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 in Bloomingdale with her beloved husband by her side. She was born on August 6, 1961, in Elgin, to Theodore and Stephanie (Hoogland) Schnidt III. On November 16, 2002 she married Michael Bockstahler at Trinity Lutheran Church in Genoa.
Deborah served in the United States Army and graduated with the first class to admit women in the Army Air Assault Division. She was loved and cherished by many.
Survivors include her husband, Michael; son, Dustin McCaulley; grandchildren; Isabella, Julionna, Breezy and Steven; sisters, Darlene (Jerry) Myers and Kristine Montalbano and brother, Theodore Schnidt IV.
Preceded in death by her son, Cody McCaulley and her parents.
A visitation will be held from 4-6:00 pm on Friday, May 11, 2018 Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 North State Rd., Genoa, IL 60135 with a service and eulogies to follow. Full military honors will be accorded following the service. Since orange was Deborah's favorite color, please wear or bring something orange in her honor.
Burial will be at North Kingston Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials to American Cancer Society.
Special thanks to Deborah's caregivers, her sister, Kristine Montalbano; Journey Care Hospice of Barrington; Cheryl Jelinek and Gisela Schaefer-Louis.

Condolences & Shared Memories (16)

  1. Tammie Straugh

    I remember meeting Debbie at church a few times.when she lived in Genoa I would see her once in a while. Sitting on her back deck was very nice. She was a very crafty person. I still have an Easter egg she crafted. RIP Debbie. She has a wonderful family.

  2. Julie Atkinson

    Deb's smile & love for others will be so missed. She had such a long rough road but faced it with grace and faith in God's goodness. I know she is resting in the Savior's arms now, no longer suffering, waiting for when we will all join her there. Praying for comfort for Mike, Dustin & family, her sisters & brother and their families.

  3. Aunt Chotzie

    My prayers and thoughts go out to Debbie and her family. She suffered so with grace and humor... I remember that even as a little girl she had a smile for everyone...rest in peace Debbie...

  4. Karan Schnidt

    Words can not express how sad I was to hear of Debbie passing..so young and full of love. Her smile was beautiful and everyone who knew her just loved her...she truly will be missed by all...love you Cuz

  5. Kathy Kelly

    Sorry for your loss .. Debbie was one of my summer playmates when we were kids at the lake and I remember having fun with her hanging out, swimming, telling ghost stories and all the other stuff kids do.

  6. Irene Saldana Buttitta

    I'll never forget You Debbie, you had a smile that never stopped.. Rest In Peace dear girl!! God Bless you! Till we meet again. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  7. Kathleen Kabel

    So very sorry for your loss. Praying for all the family.

  8. Mary Figolah

    My condolence to the family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. I can remember being at your house in Streamwood many times, and got to know Debbie. She was the sweetest woman ever. I especially remember Debbie's gentle spirit and loving nature. May She Rest In Peace.

  9. Brenda Larrance

    I remember watching Debbie grow along with my niece, Pam. Love her a cherish her like another niece. God bless you Debbie as you are reunited with your son, parents and other loved ones. You changed so many lives with your love and kindness. ❤️ You are missed 😢ðŸ'"

  10. Steve Taylor

    She will be miss thanks cousin live u steve

  11. Becky Schnidt

    So sorry to hear about Debbie ...may she rest in peace ...I'll always remember her sweet smile ..She was a brave lady who went through so much...May God bless her .

  12. Jackee

    You are a beautiful angel now Deb, you will be missed on earth...we all know you will be with Cody and your parents. That my friend...makes me smile. Till we meet again, keep that glowing smile, it's how I'll find you..love ya girl...

  13. Edie Pearson

    My prayers and sympathy go out to all of you! Deb was such a fighter and I know she is with her son,mom and dad,and they re rejoicing!!! My love to all! Edie

  14. Gisela Schaefer

    I got to know Debbie very well when I took care of her for quite a while, we had allot of fun we got to know each other well, I loved her, she was a part of my life, the sweetest lady I ever met, she had so much love in her....we laughed, watched bad TV shows, which made us laugh, I'm so sad that I'll never see her again, until we meet again,I know she's with allot of her loved ones....I am happy that you are out of pain, she suffered too much, for too long...RIP my dear friend. I'll never forget you. Gisela

  15. Darlene Myers

    How is it that I never saw your wings when you were here with me? When you closed your eyes and soared to the Heavens I could hear the faint flutter of you wings as you left. Your body no longer on this side Your spirit here eternally I see your halo shine. I close my eyes and see the multi-coloured wings surround me in my saddest moments and my happiest times. Sister my angel God has given you your assignment always my sister forever my angel. You fly into my dreams and when I am asleep I feel your wings brush against my face wiping away the tears I shed since I can no longer hold you in my arms but in my heart. You earned those wings dear sister and you will always be my angel eternal. Rest In Peace

  16. Rev. & Mrs. Timothy and Sandi Frick

    Mike: Our deepest condolences to you and your family at the passing of Debbie. We have been praying all along that God's mighty hand would sustain her, and you all, during these months of stress and strain. We remember Debbie's hopeful outlook, and have always appreciated her care and concern for all. Now she rests in our Savior's eternal light. To God be the praise for His gift to us of Debbie.


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