Funeral services for Deborah “Debbie” Burge, 52, of Sioux City will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 16, 2010, at the Morningside Chapel – Christy Smith Funeral Home with Fr. Michael Erpelding officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, July 16, from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Debbie passed away Friday, July 9, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center. Online condolences may be sent to www.christysmith.com.
Deborah Ann Walukewicz was born on May 9, 1958, in Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y. She attended and completed her schooling in a private Catholic School in New York. She was raised by her grandmother after her mother’s unexpected death.
After leaving New York, Debbie moved to Muskogee, Okla. then to Wallingford. While in Wallingford, she met Link Eberly and the couple moved to Estherville. From there the couple moved to Des Moines and then to Sioux City in 1989.
Debbie enjoyed gardening, cooking, cleaning, baking, spending time with friends and family, decorating her home and playing games with friends.
Debbie is survived by husband Link Eberly of Sioux City; daughter Candace and husband Tom Drahota of Jackson, Minn.; sons Marthanyal and wife Janette Markwardt of Austin, Texas and Nicholas Burge of Spencer; granddaughters Mackenzie Drahota, Mackenna Drahota and Brea Anne (Feeney) Burge.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rita and Albert, grandmother Sophie Walukewicz; brother Martin Walukewicz, uncle and his wife Paul and Judy Walukewicz and niece Sarah Walukewicz.
Debbie will be truly missed by her family and friends.
Memorials may be directed to the family.