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Trinity United Methodist Church
Saturday August 18th, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Weigel Funeral Home ~ Swanton
Saturday August 18th, 2018

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Debra K. Gorringe

Debra K. (Geyer) Gorringe, age 64, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away in her home, Tuesday, August 14, 2018.  She was born January 30, 1954 in Paulding, Ohio to Francis Geyer and Dorothy (Cadwallader) Geyer.  Debra was a graduate of Paulding High School and obtained her nursing degree from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in 1975.  She married Wayne Gorringe on July 20, 1975, and he preceded her death.

Debra devoted her life to helping others as a registered nurse at St. Luke's Hospital.  When she wasn't working, she truly adored spending time with her grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Christopher (Shelly) Gorringe of Perrysburg, OH; Robyn Gorringe of Toledo, OH; grandchildren, Chloe, Reagan, and Harper; her sister, Carol Farmer of Ft. Wayne, IN; her brother- and sisters-in-law, Curt and Joy Gorringe, and Maridell McKnight; and nieces and nephews, David Farmer, Jennifer (Brent) Bassett, Mark (Madeline) Cuff, Amanda Gorringe and Alex Gorringe.

Besides her husband, Wayne, Debra was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held Saturday, August 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral home in Swanton (419.826.2631), where a service celebrating her life will begin at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Donna Stutzman officiating.  Interment will follow at a later date at Swanton Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to Swanton Local Schools c/o Wayne Gorringe Scholarship Fund.

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Im so sad to hear of your mothers passing, didnt see her obituary until services were over. I would have definitely been there to offer my sincere condolences. I saw her last year at St. Lukes and it was so good to catch up. Your mom and I go way back, we worked together at Toledo hospital. She was an excellent nurse, so smart and compassionate and there was always room for fun. Ill always remember her sense of humor and love of her family. Your father played softball with my husband years ago,such a sweet man that loved his family. May you find peace in the fact that they are together again.
God bless you!

Mary Lou Bock Aug 19 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about her passing. I loved working with her. She was special.

Rebecca Merrill Aug 17 2018 12:00 AM

I am sad about Deb's passing. I always loved getting to see/talk to her in the halls of St. Luke's. She had a great sense of humor and was down-to-earth, compassionate, resilient, practical, had respect for others and a way of making you feel like one of her buddies, even if you didn't get to work side-by-side with her every day. Her passing leaves a hole in the St. Luke's fabric...

Theresa Konwinski Aug 17 2018 12:00 AM

Myself and so many coworkers are filled with sadness to learn of Debs passing. I will hold so many memories of Deb close to my heart. Especially the joy on her face sharing pictures of her grandchildren. She was an amazing nurse and mentor. She will be deeply missed.

Jennifer Yaklin Aug 17 2018 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was ordered on August 16, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Aug 16 2018 12:00 AM

So sad to hear of Deb's passing. She has been at St. Luke's ever since I started and was a mentor to me. My sincere condolences to her family.

Shawna Miron Aug 16 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Deb's death. We worked together for quite a few years at St. Luke's. She was always a special lady. Wonderful to work with and great to talk to.

Debbie Gring Aug 16 2018 12:00 AM

Love and hugs to Christopher and Robyn . I have so many memories of your mom and all those years we spent raising our kids together . May she rest in the peace that she so much deserves. I will miss her .

Marty Perkins Aug 16 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Debra Gorringe

Lorrie Elchert Aug 16 2018 12:00 AM