Deborah Dunagan

Deborah Dunagan

ARCOLA – Deborah Winona "Debbie" Dunagan, 60, of Arcola died at 7:14 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 11, 2012) at her residence in Arcola.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Arcola Presbyterian Church (USA), 311 E. Jefferson St., Arcola, with the Rev. Donald Winch officiating. Burial will follow in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Shrader Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust St., Arcola.

Debbie was born Dec. 29, 1951, in Tuscola, the daughter of John Philip and Catherine Whisnand Wesch. She married Douglas Dunagan in Arcola on Nov. 7, 1998.

Survivors include her husband, Doug Dunagan of Arcola; her son, Ryan Komlertkul of Chicago; birth father, Joseph Patridge of Encino, Calif.; three brothers, Dan (Karen) Wesch, Steve (Becky) Wesch and Jim (Connie) Wesch; sister, Lianne (Jeff) Myers, all of Arcola; stepson, Curt Dunagan of Boston, Mass.; stepdaughter, Chris (Jim) Fishel of Arcola; and four step-grandchildren, Rachel, Wyatt, Rylee and Ryann Fishel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Phil and Cathy Wesch.

Debbie graduated from Arcola High School in the class of 1970. She moved from California back to Arcola in 1991. She was employed by the Thomas Monahan Company, where she was manager of customer services. In January 2011, she became vice-president of marketing for Monahan Partners, but she also did purchasing, human resources and payroll. She had legions of loyal customers who would talk only to her.

Debbie was a prolific reader and avid Illini fan and enjoyed gardening, and especially loved her golden retrievers.

Memorials are suggested to the Champaign County Humane Society, 1911 E Main St., Urbana, IL 61802; or the Les Turner ALS Foundation, 5550 W. Touhy Ave., Suite 302, Skokie, IL 60077. (They fund the ALS Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. For more information go to

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