Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 25, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller. Burial was in the Schaller Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller was in charge of the arrangements.
Deborah M. was born June 8, 1950 in Storm Lake, the daughter of Edgar and Marjorie (Johnson) Quirk. On May 27, 1951, Deb was baptized at the Methodist Church in Schaller where she was later confirmed in 1964. On May 30, 1972, Deb was baptized as an adult at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller.
Growing up, she attended school in Schaller and graduated from Schaller High School in 1968. Following high school graduation, she attended Fort Dodge Business School. Upon returning home, she worked at the Schaller State Bank before joining her husband, Don in the family business at Thompson Hardware.
On July 22, 1972, Deb was united in marriage to Don Thompson at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller. Together, they were blessed with two children: Kevin and Catherine.
Deb was a Sunday School teacher for 20 years at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller where she was also a LYC Leader. She was a Cub Scout Den mother and worked on the Popcorn Days Parade. Deb was also a founding member of the Schaller Baseball Youth League.
Deb enjoyed playing cards, baking, and cooking. In her spare time, she also loved fishing and traveling. Deb was always telling jokes and had a great sense of humor. Most of all, she enjoyed working with her husband at Thompson Hardware and attending any of Colton's activities. Deb treasured spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandson, Colton.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Don Thompson of Schaller; son, Kevin (Tanya) Thompson of Schaller; grandson, Colton Thompson of Schaller; mother, Marjorie Quirk of Battle Creek; sisters: Pam (Dallas) Jensen of Plattsmouth, Neb.; Nancy (Mark) Kasuboski of La Vista, Neb.; extended family and many friends.
Deb was preceded in death by her father, Edgar Quirk; daughter, Catherine Thompson; mother and father-in-law, Gilbert and Ordella Thompson; and brother-in-law, Chuck Thompson.