Deborah Bauer

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Deborah Lynn Bauer, nee Yarborough, 67, of Freeburg, IL, born April 3, 1951, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO, surrounded by friends and family.

Deborah was a teacher’s aide for 30 years in Belleville School District #118.  She was dedicated to her family, especially her grandchildren, and she had a passion for animals.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Ruth, nee Breidenbach, Yarborough.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Daniel Bauer;
her children, Tiffany (Rich) Nabb, Andrew (Katie) Bauer, and Dana (Ray) Mank;
and seven grandchildren, Eli and Lily Nabb, Grace, Luke, and Anderson Bauer, Danielle Farrar, and Cameron (Sammy) Mank.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Father Mark Reyling officiating.



10 Comments on Deborah Bauer

Barb(Goetter) May said : Guest Report Mar 10, 2019 at 4:55 PM

Dan, I was shocked and saddened to learn of Debbie's passing. God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Cherish the beautiful memories you made during the many years you were together.

  • Orlando
  • FL
Donna Morrison said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2019 at 1:56 AM

Dear Dan, I am so deeply saddened to hear of Debbie's passing. I just found out today. Please forgive me for not being at her funeral and visitation. If I would have known I would have been there. She always made me laugh with her sharp wit. She will be so missed by all who loved her. My heart breaks for you and your family. Love , Donna Morrison

  • Belleville
  • Il
jean meckfessel said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2019 at 6:20 PM

Dan and family, we're in shock to hear about Deb. We will truly miss her. I'm sorry we couldn't be there at this sad time Jean and Bill

  • Belleville
  • IL
Larry & LaVada Strahan said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2019 at 4:15 AM

Dan, you were one of the most smartest and well respected captain on the Belleville Fire Department. My wife and I will keep you and your love ones in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace at this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Keith and Penny Moore said : Guest Report Mar 01, 2019 at 3:21 AM

Dan, Words can’t express how saddened Keith and I were to hear of Debbie’s passing. She will be missed but remain in our hearts. You and your family are in our thoughts.

  • St. Louis
  • Mo
Judy Saeger said : Guest Report Feb 28, 2019 at 8:33 PM

Dear Dan and family, We have lost a wonderful friend. I have fond memories of Ron and I spending MLK weekends with you and Deb watching eagles in Grafton. I often saw Deb at Millstadt school picnics and parades. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Joe & Kathleen said : Guest Report Feb 28, 2019 at 2:53 PM

Sorry to learn of Deb's passing. May God be with all of you and bring you comfort and peace. Our prayers are with all of you.

  • Linwood
  • Kansas
Bill Sobczak said : Guest Report Feb 28, 2019 at 1:13 PM

Dear Dan, so sorry to hear of Debbie's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Brandon
  • Florida
Julie Chaney said : Guest Report Feb 28, 2019 at 1:47 AM

Aunt Debbie leaves a huge hole in our family and in my heart. For the last several months exchanging daily silly jokes was a delightful way to start my day with a smile. She always made me smile. She was kind and funny and sometimes a little crazy, just like me. Last couple years I crashed the sister-in-laws monthly lunch when I was visiting. Best memories and laughs ever. I am so sad that I will not be there to share stories and hugs at this difficult time. Know you are all in my heart and in my prayers. Recently while I was searching for things to send Aunt Debbie I saved this quote...seems only too appropriate now. "Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss or dream? Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt by the heart."

  • Highlands Ranch
  • CO
Kim and Dave Seiber said : Guest Report Feb 27, 2019 at 6:07 PM

Please accept our deepest sympathy, Dan and family. We will miss Debbie’s friendship, her unique wit and insight so very much. May God help your family through this sad and difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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