Nina Marslek (Neely)
Even though we may have never spoken to a classmate, we "knew" them because they were and will always be a part of our whole. My deepest condolences to Debbie's family in prayer.
Steven J. McAfee
I agree with Nina. Even though Debbie and I were not friends, we shared classes, passed each other in the hall, and I can remember her face. I still think of her as "One of US".
Since we both lived in the same neighborhood, Debbie and I were classmates at Main Street School and Lincoln School, as well as at Hadley and GWHS. However, I always knew her as "the vet's daughter" since her father took care of our various dogs and cats while growing up. If she is the Debbie Eagle I found online, living in Bolingbrook, she was President of the Bolingbrook Garden Club. On Facebook she was clearly concerned about the plight of animals around the world, especially elephants in Southeast Asia - carrying on her father's legacy!
Wendy Santschi (Gallaher)
Cindy Keeler (Salter)
Debbie and I spent time together in 5th through 7th grade. She lived nearby and and we had some slumber parties together. Maybe some of my other "slumberers" will remember the stuffed snakes we all brought to the parties. Debbie had one too. Her father was our veterinarian. She was a very sweet and kind girl. My sincere condolences to her family. It's so sad to lose someone so young. Yes, I consider all of us youngsters!
I attended grades K-12 with Debbie. You could always be assured a hello with a smile should you see her between classes in the hallways of Glenbard.
Wanda Santschi (Kapaun)
There are some people and experiences in life that inspire the best in us. Even as grade schoolers Debbie had that influence on me. She loved animals and I fondly recall her bringing her family's horse to our yard. It made me want to become a veterinarian. Though that never materialized, she taught me the value of caring for all living things. May we rescue instead of purchasing our pets, and promote the humane treatment of all animals. Rest in peace dearest Debbie.