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Deborah D. Knieling

September 13, 1956 - June 18, 2021

Deborah D. KnielingDeborah “Debbi” Knieling, 64, of Silverton, OR, passed away unexpectedly on June 18, 2021. Debbi was surrounded by her family and passed away peacefully.
Debbi was born on September 13, 1956 in Orange, CA to Fredrick W. and Mary J. Hofknecht. She spent her childhood in California and Arizona before attending Northern Arizona University. She later moved to Oregon where she met Gene. Debbi and Gene got married on September 22, 1984, going on to have two children, Michael and Kate. 
Debbi retired in 2015 after working for the State of Oregon for 25 years, the last 15 years in the Department of Justice. 
Debbi was predeceased by her parents, Fredrick and Mary, and sister, Patricia. She is survived by her brothers, Mike (Betty) and Greg (Malone) Hofknecht, sister, Mary Anne Hedrick, her husband, Gene, her children, Jenny (Nick) Gerig, Michael, and Kate (Alex) Calderon, her grandchildren Landon, Ella, and Maggie, and her beloved dog, Molly. 
Besides spending time with her family and friends, Debbi enjoyed gardening, crafting, and traveling. Everyone also knew her as a wonderful cook and baker. 
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering on Saturday, July 10, 2021 anytime from 1-5pm at the Knieling Residence. Please contact one of her family members for the address.


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