Condolence & Memory Journal

I worked with Deb for many years at Michcon. She was a great person and a great employee. My thoughts and prayers are with the family as we look forward to seeing her again.

Jack Buter
Michcon - Retired

Posted by Jack Buter - Grand Rapids, MI - Co-worrker   February 17, 2014

Our prayers for this Bryan difficult time

Posted by Renae Meyst Johnson - Clawson, MI - Friend   January 13, 2014

I am so sad to hear of Debs passing. It was such a joy and an honor to get to know her and her family these past few months.

Posted by Beth Brace - Grand Rapids, MI   January 13, 2014

It was my distinct pleasure to work with Debbie for many years. She was a wonderful woman and I'm so glad I knew her. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Jean Matievich - Grand Rapids, MI - Coworker   January 13, 2014


Dear Jim,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bruce, Judy, Corey and Ryan Dunbar

Posted by Bruce Dunbar - Sterling Heights, MI - Cousin   January 13, 2014

Jim and family,
We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Deb. I (Dorie) remember working with Deb on school activities at Byron Middle School and high school. We both remember going to the progressive supper that you and the VanderLugt's hosted when Mart and I first joined First Reformed Church. She will be remembered very fondly.
We have not attended First Reformed Church in almost 5 years, but First Reformed Church will always be considered our "home" church.
Our condolences to you and your family. We know that Deb is now at peace and in Heaven with Jesus.
Mart and Dorie Slagter

Posted by Mart & Dorie Slagter - Byron Center, MI - friends   January 12, 2014


After moving to Royal Oak after 10th grade in Clawson, I lost touch with many of my Clawson friends and wasn't even aware you and Debbie got married. After all these years and the advent of internet and social media, I'm catching up. So sorry to hear of your loss. Wish you peace of mind and soul.

Kelly Steltenkamp

Posted by Kelly Steltenkamp - Royal Oak, MI - Classmate at Clawson H.S.   January 12, 2014

Dear Jim and girls,
I pray you guys can find the Peace from God that transcends all understanding, and you can find comfort in the fact that your Mom is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Luanne Deater and family

Posted by Luanne Deater - Byron Center, MI - Friends at First Reformed Church   January 11, 2014

Dear Jim,

I'm so sorry to hear this news. You and your family are in my thoughts.


Posted by Jim Currie - San Diego, CA - Friend from long ago   January 11, 2014

I worked closely with Deb at MichCon for many years. She was a natural leader, smart and talented. She never had a bad word to say about anyone-ever and no one had a bad word about her. She loved her family. I know she is with God. I pray that her family has peace and live their life to the fullest as Deb would so want them to. She was an angel here and surely an angel in heaven. Suzanne Thornton -

Posted by suzanne thornton - farmington hills, MI - co-worker   January 11, 2014

Deb and I worked together on the school board in Byron
I always enjoyed her and her passion and commitment to the community of Byron
She will be greatly missed
But we take great comfort that she is with our lord and savior Jesus

Posted by Doug & Nella Johnson - Dorr - Friend and ex co board trustee   January 10, 2014


Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace.

Posted by Harvey Kinsman, Carolyn Kinsman - Berkley, MI   January 10, 2014

My sympathy to you Jim and the girls. Whenever I hear the song "God is in control" I think of Debbie. She was our leader for the school bond committee and we worked closely together. She always reminded us that God is in control and in the years after I know she continued to hold that truth. She gave a lot to the community and her family and will be greatly missed. Blessings, Louise Evans

Posted by Louise Evans - Byron Center, MI - Friend   January 10, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. I was a classmate of Deb's and she was a lovely person. Rest in Peace!

Posted by Kim Trowbridge DeBastos - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Friend   January 10, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that all of the great memories will be yours to cherish for the rest of your life.
Lauren and I will be thinking about you, an your family.

God Bless

Diana Baranoski
Lauren Meinke

Posted by Diana Baranoski - Byron Center, MI - family friend   January 09, 2014

To Debbie Family -

I worked with debbie for many years. She was always so up beat and friendly. She was a joy to be around. My sympathy goes out to all those who loved debbie.

Posted by Brent Galant - Grand Rapids, MI - Co-Worker   January 09, 2014

Deb was a friend to all the children of Byron Center through her tireless work on the School Board and Bond Issues. She will be greatly missed. Prayers to the entire family.

Posted by Joyce Bower - Byron Center, MI - friend   January 09, 2014


Dear Jim and the girls,

I am so sorry for your loss, and so happy that Deb is finally at peace. You are all in my prayers.



Posted by Becky Savage - grand rapids, MI - Friend   January 09, 2014

Although I did not know Debbie personally, I knew her character through her daughter Kristen, as parents pass on their character to their children. Through Kristen I know that Debbie was full of compassion, a hard worker, a lover of people. I know that Debbie loved her family and cherished every moment with them.

My deepest and heart felt sympathy goes to each one of the family.

May the Lord give his comfort during this time,
Sheri Adams

Posted by Sheryl Adams - Wyoming, MI - friend of her daughter   January 09, 2014

You are no longer lost, your mind is at peace. Rest now, you are with God. I will miss our visits. Until we meet again my friend.

Posted by Elia Ruiz and family - Grand Rapids, MI - friend   January 09, 2014

You are no longer lost, your mind is at pease, rest now for God is with you. I will miss our visits. See you soon my friend.

Posted by Elia Ruiz and family - Grand Rapids, MI - friend   January 09, 2014

So sorry to hear about Debbie. Went through school with her from Hunter Elem. to Clawson High. Thoughts and prayers to Jim and family

Posted by Debbie Robinson Eldridge - Macomb, MI - friend all through school   January 09, 2014

Dear Jim and girls,
We are so sorry to see this news, but so glad that Deb is celebrating and rejoicing to be with our Lord and savior. We have you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jim & Julianne Carey - Byron Center, MI   January 09, 2014

Dear Tom and the entire Graham and Accorsi families:
I was so sorry to hear about Debbie's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Bev (Serre) Raine Clawson High 1975

Posted by Bev (Serre) Raine Clawson High class of 75 - Rochester Hills, MI - friend   January 09, 2014

I went to school with Debbie from kindergarten through the 12th grade. She was such a nice, sweet person. I am so sorry.

Posted by Cheryl Hoge Bratcher - Clare, MI - friend   January 09, 2014


My deepest symapthy to the Accorsi Family, and their extended family. May Deb's memory live long in hearts. Thank you Jesus for your loving kindness, and mercy. Be with all who loved her and who are missing her during this difficult time. Amen

Posted by Amanda Rhodes - Dorr, MI - Friend of her daughter   January 08, 2014