Debra Ann Ronau, age 66, of Swanton, Ohio, entered peacefully into eternal life, Saturday morning, February 24, 2018, at Swanton Valley Care Center. She was born October 8, 1951 in Oneonta, New York to Doris (Clapprood) and Fay W. Colburn. She married Gerald Ronau on July 25, 1970. Debra retired as an LPN from Whitehouse Country Manor.
Debra was a member of St. Richard Catholic Parish who loved crocheting, reading books and watching movies. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
She will be greatly missed by her husband of 47 years, Jerry; daughter, Nicole (Joseph) Barkhimer of Swanton, OH; son, Jason (Stephanie) Ronau of Toms River, NJ; grandchildren, Damien and Izabella Barkhimer and Brody and Gavin Ronau; sister, Sharon (Jim) VonSeggern; brothers, Rick (Kay) Colburn and John Colburn; brothers-in-law, Owen (Sue) Ronau, Doyle (Linda) Ronau and Doug (Kim) Ronau; and her four-legged companion, Harley.
Debra was preceded in death by her son, Eric; parents, Fay and Doris; and her father and mother-in-law, Raymond and Rosemary.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 26th from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday, February 27th from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, where a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Francis Mariadas presiding. Interment will follow at St. Richard's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.