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Obituary for Debra Jean Rhoades

Rhoades, Debra Jean

Debra Jean Rhoades, age 63, unexpectedly passed away on June 15, 2020 peacefully in her sleep. Debbie was born on March 23, 1957 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Raymond and Donna (Goodell) Rhoades. Debbie loved the lake life, fishing and boating. She also enjoyed bird watching, flowers, playing cards, and social networking. Most importantly, Debbie loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Debbie is survived by her mother, Donna; husband: Thomas Casner; children: Carrie Jean McIntyre, Chassidy Engler, Michael (Vicki) Casner, and Elizabeth (Robert) McIntyre; grandchildren: Austin Caleb St. Clair, Zackary Whitney, and Tracy Whitney; great grandchildren: Charlotte Whitney and Benjeman Miller; siblings: Cathy (Patrick) Caporossi, Pamela (Kenneth) Strosinski, Rodney (Kathy) Rhoades, Tammie (Craig) Blank, and Benjamin Rhoades, and several nieces and nephews. Debbie was preceded in death by her father; and husband: Tracy Engler. A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Hastings Holiday Inn Express meeting room. Memorial contributions to a local animal organization of one’s choice will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Debbie’s family.