Deborah Leganger-Thomason

Deborah Leganger-Thomason

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.

beaubeau wrote on April 08, 2011 at 5:04 am

Debbie was the perfect little flower girl at our wedding when she was just six years old. We cherish the memories of this darling, blonde girl so sweetly strewing the flowers as she came proudly down the aisle. She loved her Rottweilers and put that love into action through her rescue efforts. We will always remember the kindness she showed us when our beloved Golden Retriever, Jake, died.
Aunt Nancy & Uncle Craig