Debra K. “Debi” (nee Braun) Ringham, age 49, of Island Lake, died Thursday, November 11, 2010 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family.
Debi was a 1979 graduate of John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, and she graduated with a Master’s Degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. She then began her career as a customer service manager. She was most recently employed by Laird Technologies in Long Grove.
She married Keith Ringham on May 8, 1993 in Woodstock. Debi loved being with her family, and was actively involved with her son’s hockey events, and her daughter’s cheerleading competitions. She was an animal lover, and was comforted in her final days by her dog Toronto. Her hobbies were gardening, and interior decorating; and she was a big football and hockey fan.
Debi will be remembered as an outgoing, generous, and caring person, who enjoyed helping others.
Survivors include her husband of 17 years, Keith; son Cody; daughter Dylan; her parents, Robert E. and Thelma C. (Hilsman) Braun of Prospect Heights; two sisters, Michaelle Braun of Bristol, WI; Cami (Kendall) Young of Newport Beach, CA; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. Visitation will resume Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until leaving the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. for the 11 a.m. funeral Mass at Transfiguration Catholic Church, 316 W. Mill St., Wauconda, IL 60084. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, her family suggests memorials to the Ringham Children Educational Fund, c/o Justen Funeral Home, P. O. Box 343, McHenry, IL 60051.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. Friends may send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com.