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Geraldine Debolt

June 6, 1941 — July 8, 2017

Geraldine Irene Debolt, 76, of Varna, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Lacon. She was born on June 6, 1941 in Roanoke, IL, daughter to the late Richard H. and Edna Potts Viets. She married Keith Debolt on October 11, 1959 with whom she had two children.
Surviving are her husband, Keith, of Varna; her son, Leon (Cindy) Debolt of Springfield, VA; her daughter, Vicki (Greg) Ahlstrom of Aurora, IL; four grandchildren, Kyle Ahlstrom of Carol Stream, IL, Alyssa Ahlstrom of Aurora, IL, Michael Debolt and Mary Debolt both of Springfield, VA; two sisters, Vera Schoepke of Varna, IL and Marion (Bill) McKnight of Metamora, IL and two brothers, Marvin (Jeannette) Viets of Minonk, IL and Vernon Viets of Buffalo, MO. Two of her brothers preceded her in death.
Geraldine worked for many years as a CNA at the Toluca Nursing Home and Streator Hospital. She was also a church organist for 60 years serving churches in Varna, Magnolia, La Rose and Washburn. She enjoyed many things in life including music, her family and especially her grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 12, from 9 to 11 am at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Varna with funeral at 11am. Reverend Peter Glock will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery and a luncheon will follow. In lieu of flowers, Geraldine requested that donations be made to either the American Diabetes Association or Lutheran Hour Ministries. Online condolences can be left at
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Geraldine's life.


JUL 12. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Varna, IL

Funeral Service

JUL 12. 11:00 AM (CDT)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Varna, IL

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