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Donald William Debner entered eternal rest with the Lord on January 26, 2013 in Castroville, Texas at age 82, following a short bout with cancer. His passing occurred peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 7, 1930 to Theodore Anton Debner and Katherine Estelle Debner (nee O'Shaughnessy), the youngest of seven children. He graduated from Central Catholic HS Class of 1948 and St. Mary's University Class of 1952. Upon graduation he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the US Army and went on active duty as a Field Artillery Officer. He later served in the Army Reserve and retired in the grade of Colonel. His civilian career was in the Civilian Personnel Office at Kelly AFB for 25 years and Hq AF Commissary Service for 8 years. He then served as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2, Medina County, then Municipal Judge for the City of Castroville. A life-long Catholic, Donald practiced his faith with dedication and devotion. He served in several capacities at St. Louis Church, including Extraordinary Minister of Communion, choir member for more than 45 years, religion teacher, lector, and member of St. Louis Society. He was an ACTS retreatant and active in the ACTS community. Don served as an OASIS reading tutor at Passmore Elementary for 15 years. As an avid jazz fan, he was a charter member of the Jazz Listening group at OASIS. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Dorothy Schmidt, Emily Akers, Rita Kennedy, Robert Cody Debner, Sr., and E.J. "Mickey" Debner. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Helen Konop Debner and their children Barbara and Jim Nay, Maureen Hardy, Michael and Colleen, Thomas and Heidi, John, Stephen, Patrick and Donna, William (Billy), and Jennifer and Chad Marty, and his brother Ted. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at St. Louis Catholic Church to be followed by interment at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be given in his name to St. Louis Catholic School or Castroville Public Library. Arrangements with Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, Castroville. Visit www.tondre-guinn.com

Published in Express-News on Jan. 29, 2013
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