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Deborah S. Heyboer

July 10, 1956 — September 24, 2022

HEYBOER, Deborah S.

Reached the end of her path and went to be with her Lord, Saturday, September 24, 2022. Deborah was born July 10, 1956 in Iowa City, IA the daughter of Alvin and Arlene (Tuinstra) De Jong. She is survived by her husband, Tom, and her three children, Allison, Tommy, and Lauren, along with their spouses Andrew, Courtney, and David, respectively. The light of her life were her four grandchildren, Theodore, Jackson, Penelope, and Annika.

Debbie taught at the Kalamazoo Christian Schools for almost 40 years, where she taught nearly 1,000 children to love books and each other. Quick to a smile and a helping hand, Debbie exuded joy and selflessness and would always put your needs and wants ahead of hers. Family was the center of Debbie’s universe, and they all orbited around her gravitational pull.

Friends and family may meet the family from 5:00-8:00pm Tuesday, September 27 at the Westwood Christian Reformed Church, 620 Northampton, Kalamazoo, MI 49006. A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm Wednesday, September 28 at Westwood, followed by a light reception. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Kalamazoo Christian Schools, To view Deborah’s personalized webpage please visit

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Westwood Christian Reformed Church

620 Northampton Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

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