OBITUARY

Debbie Lou Ralfs

March 1, 1940September 7, 2018
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Debbie L. Ralfs, 78, of Davenport, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 at The Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, (“House of Angels”) surrounded by her loving family. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in The Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. with a private family burial to follow. Memorials may be made to the Pleasant View Baptist Church, Bettendorf. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.therungemortuary.com. Debbie was born a daughter of Marvin and Bernice (Bowling) Youngs March 1, 1940 in Davenport. She married her husband Ken on February 13, 1959, they were High School sweethearts. She retired from Genesis after 28 years where she was part of an elite group known as “The Golden Girls”. Debbie loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. One of her special joys in life was enjoying her flowers. She also loved the time she shared with all of her church friends, they were truly a blessing to her life. When she and Ken would go catfishing, she would always catch the first fish (every time) as well as bait her own hook, worms and all. God love her, she will be greatly missed. Survivors include her loving husband of 59 years, Ken; daughters Khristinna (Bill) Eikenberry, Cindy (Brian) Banks, Laura (Brian) Pittman; son Michael (Dana) Ralfs; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Michael Youngs. Following Debbie’s funeral service, all are welcome to join the family for a luncheon at, Pleasant View Baptist Church, 6400 Crow Creek Rd, Bettendorf. Praise be to our Lord and Savior.

  • FAMILY

  • Marvin Youngs, Father
  • Bernice (Bowling) Youngs, Mother
  • Kenneth Ralfs, Husband
  • Khristinna (Bill) Eikenberry, Daughter
  • Cindy (Brian) Banks, Daughter
  • Laura (Brian) Pittman, Daughter
  • Michael (Dana) Ralfs, Son
  • Michael Youngs, Brother
  • Also left to cherish her memory are thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Sam Miletich
  • Joey Miletich
  • Brandon Banks
  • Dalton Ralfs
  • Cole Ralfs
  • Jake Leigh
  • DONATIONS

  • Pleasant View Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Debbie Lou Ralfs

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Sharron [Laxton] Burdick

September 12, 2018

Debbie was a true friend for many years. I have known Debbie since Jr. High school and into our adult lives, when we ended up on Magnolia drive in Bettendorf. We were lucky to have the best neighborhood anyone could ask for. We all eat together, drank together, and danced together. Kids played outside and usually got along. Ken and
Debbie were every ones friend in every way possible, and the best part was they were each others best friend.
Even though I haven't lived in Iowa for a long time, I have wonderful memories of out times together, and Debbie and family were an important part of those years.



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Pam Brzoznowski

September 12, 2018

My dear cousin Debbie was a true angel sent by god. She had such a kind and caring heart for all.
I will always remember how Debbie, my cousin Karen and myself shared our Birthday celebrations since we three had birthdays so close together. I'll never forget how much she cared for my mom and helped me when my mom was no longer able to live alone. I don't think I could of gone through that time without her. I wish her everlasting peace in God's kingdom.

Much Love,
Counsin Pam

Nancy Moore

September 11, 2018

Debbie whose stoop will we sit on tonight? Our neighborhood would gather at someone's front stoop after the kids were in bed and we would visit. Everyone could see their front door so we kept a good eye on our house. Sometimes one of us would make a taco run so we could eat while we mulled over the nightly new and Bettendorf happenings. Debbie was the sweetest and nicest, one of the neighborhood Moms to all the kids. I knew she had a heart of gold when she confessed to me that she cried when Frosty the Snowman melted. Our neighborhood had lots of fun with parties and cookouts. Debbie was special with her sunshine smile and special kind of class.

Cherie Larimer

September 11, 2018

Debbie was like a sister to me. We worked many years together in Physical Therapy. We were a part of a special group known as "the golden Girls". We spent many hours together talking about our wonderful families. I will miss you terribly until we meet again. Rest in peace my dear friend. Love Cherie

Doris Harris-Moore

September 10, 2018

Kris n family soo sorry to hear this sad, sad news. Sending you my condolences and prayers. May the souls of the departed rest in peace, amen.💜

Sandie Sprague

September 9, 2018

What a sweet caring lady. Our children dated in high school so we had several opportunities to meet and talk. She and her husband raised an amazing family and she will be missed by many. Rest In Peace. Until we meet again.

Karen Bowman

September 9, 2018

Debbie was my cousin and I loved her dearly. I will always cherish all of the good times we shared especially when she chewed her bubble gum. Rest in peace dear cousin until we meet again.
Love You Always,
Karen

Stewart Peterson

September 8, 2018

Debbie was truly one of the nicest people one could ever meet. As one of Mike's friends, Debbie always was pleasant when greeting me and showed genuine interest in how I, or my family, was doing.
Our sincere condolences from the Petersons.

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Biography

Debbie L. Ralfs, 78, of Davenport, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 at The Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, (“House of Angels”) surrounded by her loving family. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in The Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. with a private family burial to follow. Memorials may be made to the Pleasant View Baptist Church, Bettendorf. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.therungemortuary.com.

Debbie was born a daughter of Marvin and Bernice (Bowling) Youngs March 1, 1940 in Davenport . She married her husband Ken on February 13, 1959, they were High School sweethearts. She retired from Genesis after 28 years where she was part of an elite group known as “The Golden Girls”.

Debbie loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. One of her special joys in life was enjoying her flowers. She also loved the time she shared with all of her church friends, they were truly a blessing to her life. When she and Ken would go catfishing, she would always catch the first fish (every time) as well as bait her own hook, worms and all. God love her, she will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her loving husband of 59 years, Ken; daughters Khristinna (Bill) Eikenberry, Cindy (Brian) Banks, Laura (Brian) Pittman,; son Michael (Dana) Ralfs .; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Michael Youngs.

Following Debbie’s funeral service, all are welcome to join the family for a luncheon at, Pleasant View Baptist Church, 6400 Crow Creek RD., Bettendorf. Praise be to our Lord and Savior.