CHAMPAIGN – Deborah Ellen Leganger-Thomason, 49, of Champaign passed away suddenly at her home on Friday (April 1, 2011).
Debbie was born on Dec. 10, 1961, at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. She was raised in Glenview and was the daughter of Lawrence and Dale (Baumrucker) Leganger, who preceded her in death.
She was the cherished wife of Kenneth Thomason, Loving Mother of Ricky Readal 16, Kenny, 11, Connor 9, and Caitlin, 8, Thomason, fond sister of David Leganger, dear aunt of Daniel and Nick Leganger of Third Lake and devoted granddaughter of Rose Marie Baumrucker of Downers Grove.
She is also survived by her father and mother-in-law, Ken and Velma Thomason of St. Elmo and stepfather, Hartley Ladd of Florida, along with many loving family and friends.
Debbie was founder and director of Champaign County Rottweiler Rescue. She had a great love for all God's creatures.
In lieu of flowers, donations to her family would be appreciated.
Visitation will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. with a Celebration of Debbie's life at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 8, at New Horizon United Methodist Church, 3002 W. Bloomington Road, Champaign, (217-359-8909), followed by a luncheon.
The Edwards Funeral Home of Arcola is assisting with arrangements.