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Debra Ann Tafil, 66, of Byron Center went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2020 at home under the loving care of her family and Emmanuel Hospice.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Tafil; mother, Betty Wendt; great grandmother, who helped raise her, Dorothy Aiken; and great grandson, Sylas. Lovingly remembered by her children, John (Susan) Kolenbrander, Melissa (Kevin) Hunter; grandchildren, Alex (Derrick), Chelsea (Wayne), Victoria, Lindsy (Kyler), Caleb, Ryan, David; great-grandchildren, Landon, Eli, Ryker; siblings, Dawn, Brenda, Dena, Dan; special cousin, Molly; and many nieces and nephews.

Deb loved watching the Detroit Tigers, never missing a game and spending time with family.

Honoring Deb’s wishes, private family services will be held at a later date.

The family wishes to thank Emmanuel Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.  Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Hospice.

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  1. Molly Parker on February 3, 2020 at 10:41 am

    We were 6 months apart. Always been close even when apart. I miss her but have many memories ♡ Debra Ann until we meet again. Your Molly Jean ♡

  2. Annie Gardiner- Wanda Hoverman on February 5, 2020 at 10:14 am

    You will truly be missed Debbie. I know it’s been a few years since Wanda and I seen you at Ryan and Nancy house group photo but always in our thoughts. Just like all of our cousins. Love you and you will be in Great company where you are going. Maidens girls

  3. Patty Wendt on February 7, 2020 at 8:03 am

    You were very loved my dear. It makes me smile when I think of you in Heaven with the family. Please hug Lloyd for me. He loved you very much. My sincerest prayers to your family. Until we meet again sweet cousin.Love Patty

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