Funeral Services for Debra J. Stuetelberg, 47, were conducted by Pastor John Shank on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 1 p.m.. at the Eastside Christian Church in Council Bluffs. Interment was in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Council Bluffs. The casket bearers were: Randy Betts, Terry Betts, Donnie Winters, Jimmy Harris, Chris Harris, and Robert Britain. The Kessler Funeral Home in Exira was in charge of the arrangements.
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Debra Jo Stuetelberg, the daughter of Duane and Barbara (Winters) Snyder, was born Oct. 3, 1965, in Council Bluffs, and died April 11, 2013, at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, at the age of 47 years, 6 months, and 8 days.
Debra was baptized at the First Christian Church in Council Bluffs. She attended Kreft Elementary School and graduated from Lewis Central High School with the Class of 1984. Debra then was employed at the Council Bluffs Savings Bank where she worked as a teller/proofer for several years.
On March 26, 1993, she was united in marriage to Wesley Stuetelberg at the First Christian Church in Council Bluffs. Two children Chelsey and Joshua were born to this union. They lived in Council Bluffs, for a short time, then moved to Brayton, before moving to their present home near Exira. She was a homemaker raising their children then was employed at the AmericInn in Elk Horn, in the housekeeping department.
Debra was a member of the First Christian Church in Council Bluffs, until it disbanded. Debra was an avid reader, she enjoyed listening to country music, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She enjoyed her cats and was the family historian.
Preceding her in death were her grandparents: Albert and Viola Winters; and Edgar and Edna Snyder.
Survivors include her husband Wesley Stuetelberg of Exira; her children: Chelsey Stuetelberg and Joshua Stuetelberg both of Exira; her step-children: Elizabeth Stuetelberg and Megan Stuetelberg both of Kansas City, Mo.; her step-grandson Issac Stuetelberg of Kansas City, Mo.; her parents Duane and Barbara Snyder of Elk Horn; her brother and sister: Kimberly and husband Chris Stuetelberg of Atlantic; Timothy Snyder of Elk Horn; her brother-in-law: Brian and wife Laura Stuetelberg of Atlantic; her nieces and nephews: Erica Snyder of Sidney; Jacob Snyder of Bellevue, Neb.; Makayla Stuetelberg of Atlantic; her father-in-law and mother-in-law Robert and Zetta Stuetelberg of Brayton; other relatives and friends.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Apr. 19 to Apr. 26, 2013