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“I love you with all my heart "Sweet Girl". ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Racel Vos - Meadows Place, TX

“I worked side by side with Deb on the hanger line in the Rock Falls National plant. We had so many good times and laughed alot. She was a great...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Cyndi Starr - Nelson, IL - Friend

“My sympathies and prayers for the families. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Melinda Murphy Rexford - Alton, IL

“Although its been 30+ years since seeing Mike an Deb, I still remember Deb's warm smile and welcoming heart! She was such a cool lady that was...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: James Mills - Centennial, CO

“So sorry to hear. Praying for comfort and peace for Damhoffs and Morgans ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Boyles - Dixon, IL

“So sorry to hear this. You will be in my prayers. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Kim Culver - Farmington, IL

“Mike : It sadden me to hear of the loss of your wonderful wife , You have my deepest sympathy to you and your familyOh by the way ,,,, I have 3.... 3...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Paul Wiederaenders - Rock Falls, IL

“Im so sorry Mike ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Kurk Jonaway - sterling, IL

“Mike we're so sorry for your and your family loss. Deb was a good person. I would see her on rides, but I got to know her more when she came into the...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Debra Austin - Rock Falls, IL

“Our deepest condolences on the loss of Deb. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Kaye and Tim Roberts - WI

“To the family of Deb - no more suffering, she is now at home with dad! She always was a "daddy's little girl"!! Cherish all of your memories as...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Jeff & Angie Hanson - Morrison, IL

“So sorry for your loss will say a prayer for you all. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Bob and Daniele Tenboer

“Condolences! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Dawn Anderson - Dubuque, IA


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Debra Ann Morgan, age 60 of Sterling, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, January 13 at her home, exactly the way she wanted it to be.

Deb was born on November 20, 1959 in Morrison, the daughter of Donald and Geraldine (Zuidema) Damhoff. She married Michael Morgan on October 23, 1982 at her parents home in Morrison, followed by a great celebration at Lake View Country Club where everyone toasted to the Bride and Groom in style before the couple started their journey in life together.

Deb worked at Anixter in Rock Falls and that was how Deb and Mike first met. Deb's career then took her to National Manufacturing in Sterling and eventually worked at the new facility in Rock Falls where she worked until the plant closed. Deb loved her working days and built many long-term friendships at work. After many years in the factory industry, Deb was blessed to spend her time enjoying life with her husband, children and grandchildren.

Deb came from a very strong farming and Dutch family culture. Deb played basketball and was an excellent baton twirler in High School and as Mike called her a "Beautiful Little Morrison Filly". Deb was an avid parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sterling; She was also an active member of The Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge. Deb's hobbies included painting ceramics, riding Harley's with Mike and friends and preparing meals and drinks for anyone and everyone who entered their home.

Deb took over the family tradition of hosting all holiday gatherings and did so while bringing together members from 3 different families seamlessly. The gatherings always started early and lasted till the wee hours of the following days. No one ever went home with an empty stomach or without a load of take-home goodies.

Deb created an at home atmosphere that was so very welcoming to one and all.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Morgan of Sterling, IL; Mother, Geraldine "Deanie" Damhoff of Morrison, IL. Children, Michael Morgan, of Dixon, IL, Teri (Dan) Danreiter of Rock Falls, IL, Maggie (Jody) Young of Rock Falls IL, Christopher (Johni) of Coosada, AL, Scott (Emily) Morgan of Lakeville, MN, Danielle (Clayton) Bicker of Metamora, IL. Thirteen grandchildren, Sydney, Logan, Conner, Brooke, Kyle, Riley, Kayden, Kara, Brody, Gracie, Briston, Oakley and Quinn. Brothers, David (Becki) Damhoff of Morrison, IL and Richard (Julie) Damhoff of Morrison and numerous nieces and nephews.

Deb was preceded in death by her Father, Donald Damhoff, Brother Douglas Damhoff, Father-in-law Donald Morgan and Mother-in-law Mary Lavonne Morgan.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 16 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue, Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, January 17 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 600 Avenue B, Sterling, IL 61081, with Monsignor William McDonnell along with the Reverend James R. Keenan, Celebrants. Burial will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sterling, IL.