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Debbra J. Spitzbart, 62, Woodstock

Debbra J. “Deb” Spitzbart, 62, died Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 3, 1953, to Martin and Lucille (Berkley) Knuth in Woodstock. 

On Sept. 15, 1973, she married David Spitzbart in Crystal Lake.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Woodstock. She worked for many years as a teacher’s aide, book seller and house manager at the Woodstock Opera House. 

She loved the theater and worked in many capacities behind the scenes as well as producer. She served as a board member for Woodstock Musical Theatre Company and was very active with Town Square Players. 

She was an avid reader and home decorator. She had the uncanny ability to make friends with everyone she met. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband; two children, Brad Spitzbart and Ellen Spitzbart; a newborn grandson, Maxwell; her twin sister, Barb (Arnold) Diedrich; her mother-in-law, Edna Spitzbart; her sister-in-law, Barb (Craig) Zivic; several beloved nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her father-in-law, Gus Spitzbart; a sister-in-law, Norma Spitzbart; and a nephew, Jeremy Spitzbart.

A memorial gathering and celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.


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