Deborah Lee Dawn Kellner

April 24, 1969January 6, 2021

Deborah Lee Dawn Kellner, passed away on January 6, 2021. She was born on April 24, 1969 to Kirby and Betty Kellner. She was the loving sister of Mike (Cheryl) Kellner, Thomas (Linda) Kellner and Kenneth Kellner (Sally Moss). Deborah was the dear aunt of Shane (Quincy Carpenter) Campbell, Clover (Mark) Belluz, Jenny (Joe) Semro, Lindsay Kellner, Kelsey Kellner (Sean Myatt), Kody Kellner (Savannah Terwilliger) and great-aunt of Clara Campbell, Alden Campbell, Beckett Belluz, and Brooks Belluz. She was a loving niece of Jim (Rose) Goode and Karen James and their families. She had a beloved cat named Zelda. Deborah loved being creative, and she enjoyed sewing and designing shell jewelry. She previously worked as a seamstress at a bridal salon, in Rockford IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: First Church of Christ Scientist Crystal Lake, 431 Woodstock St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014.


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Deborah Lee Dawn Kellner

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Todd Dass

January 13, 2021

I am heartbroken to hear of Debbie's passing. My sincere condolences to great friends Mike, Tom, and Ken.

Janina Beckman

January 8, 2021

I met Debbie at Crystal Lake South High school 1985-86, when I was an exchange student from Sweden. I remember the beautiful, smart and kind Debbie. She had a special charisma and I thought she had the coolest style- the way she dressed and the colored highlights in her hair! She left nice comments on my Instagram account only a few months ago- I am so sorry to hear that she has passed away and I send my warmest thoughts to her family and friends💌 / Janina

Stephanie Goode

January 8, 2021

I knew Debbie in high school, and there wasn't anyone who was sweeter or kinder. I have fond memories of taking driver's ed with her and our shared love of Duran Duran. My condolences to her friends and family.

Rosanna Goode

January 8, 2021

Uncle Jim and I always looked forward to your visits to FL. We will miss you and hold you in our hearts forever.

Lee Smith

January 8, 2021

I am happy to have called Deborah a friend. We first met in kindergarten and lost touch for a while because we went to different grade schools. We found each other in junior high and became fast friends again. We continued to be friends in high school and went different ways in college, but continued to stay in touch throughout the years, at least trying to get together once or twice a year for lunch or dinner gatherings with friends. She reunited me with another friend years later who I had lost touch with since childhood and I am grateful for that. Her friendship was a blessing to me and she will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, my friend. Prayers for your family in this difficult time.

Debbie Karsten Saavedra

January 7, 2021

We meet in 1st grade! Both Debbies! The two of us were so close as children. We grew up and I joined the Navy and moved away. We wrote letters and made lots of phone calls! She bought my son his first radio flyer tricycle! She loved me and I loved her and I will always have a place in my heart for her. 💕 love you more!