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Debby L. Koeppel

Peoria – Debby L. Koeppel, 57, of Peoria, passed away at 12:32 PM on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was born on July 8, 1963 in Granite City, IL to William J. and Iris M. (Lowe) Lavy. She married Matt “Bud” Koeppel on June 25, 1983 at Bethel Temple Church in East Peoria, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are three children, Raven (Richard) Sewell of Peoria, Kayla (Keith) Funk of Peoria, and Matthew Koeppel of Peoria; one grandson, Wyatt Funk; two step-grandchildren, Allison and Hunter Sewell; and one sister, Rebecca (Jeff) Greer.

Debby was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Elizabeth Lavy.

Debby worked in the purchasing department for Camfil in Peoria, IL. She was a member of the Farmington Sportsman Club. Debby loved camping, catfishing and trout fishing, bowling, playing cards, cruises, and family vacations.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the funeral home. Paul Davis will officiate. Burial will follow at Trivoli Cemetery in Trivoli, IL. A gathering will follow services on Saturday at the Farmington Sportsman Club 4909 N Stone School RD, Elmwood, IL 61529. Memorials can be made to the Cancer Treatment Center of America or The Family. To view Debby’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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  • Megan Gibson

    Reply November 11, 2020 9:32 pm

    My heart just aches. The inspiration, kindness, love, laughter, and tears we shared. 37 years of my life you’ve been a call, a text or less than 7 min drive away. So many amazing memories. You will be deeply missed. Forever in our hearts 💕 Love you, Debby ❤

  • Cindy Howard

    Reply November 12, 2020 7:58 am

    My very deepest sympathy to Bud, Raven, Kayla and Matthew. Prayers for your strength during this difficult time. Hugs to the entire family. Love you all.
    I will cherish all the fond memories made with Debby. She was a very strong and special woman. ❤

  • Amber Gossage

    Reply November 12, 2020 9:03 am

    My deepest condolences to the Koeppel family. Debbie was a beautiful woman. I remember all the fun we had as kids growing up in their home. She will forever be missed!! RIH Debbie ❤🙏🏼

  • Darcy

    Reply November 12, 2020 9:28 am

    I am just so heartbroken. I can still hear her laughter. She loved life and her family so much. Way too young. I am truly at a loss for words.

  • Ej

    Reply November 13, 2020 1:43 am

    My condolences to family
    May God bless you all in your time of grieve

  • Tammy Creasy

    Reply November 13, 2020 9:31 am

    Debby, my dear friend I can’t believe you’re gone already. I hear your laughter and chuckle in my head. What a beautiful picture this is, and it only shows a fraction of the woman that you have been. Bud Raven Kayla and Matthew I can’t imagine what you guys are going through, and the only thing I can say is I love you and I hope you can find peace and rest during this time that you have to go through. Debby was an amazing woman and a forever friend she’ll never be gone in our hearts I just want to say why fly high my forever friend I’ll see you on the other side.

  • Megan G.

    Reply November 13, 2020 9:05 pm

    I am praying for you Raven and all of your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Dawn Funk

    Reply November 14, 2020 12:29 pm

    My family is and was so blessed to have you in our lives. You were not just my Brothers Mother-in-law. You were part of our family. You were an amazing friend, Mom and the best Mamaw. The world is a little less brighter. We love you and will miss you

  • Connie Kelly

    Reply November 15, 2020 8:35 am

    My deepest condolences to you all and many prayers for strength and peace during this difficult time. You all are in my thoughts.
    Much Love,

  • Vickie Mccann.

    Reply November 20, 2020 12:02 pm

    So sorry for Bud and family. Glad they all live close so they can b there for each other. Debby was a great friend and enjoyed getting together for playing cards. And we were bowling partners for many years She will b missed by so many. Love ya Debby.

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