Lifelong Plymouth resident Debra S. Bixel, 71, passed away in her home at 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
Born on July 3, 1950, in Plymouth, Indiana, Debra was the daughter of Ralph C. and Doris A. (Long) Lamborn. She graduated from LaVille High School with the class of 1968.
She worked at the Bremen Post for the Indiana State Police Department for over 28 years, retiring in 2012.
She enjoyed bowling, tending to her flower beds, doing arts and crafts and bird watching, knowing each species as they flew to her feeders. Her dogs Ivy and Rufus meant a lot to her. She found joy in cooking and catering and loved dancing to bands like the Beach Boys. Above all, spending time with family made her happiest.
Debra was a member of the former Eagles Auxiliary and the former Jaycees Auxiliary, in Plymouth.
She is survived by her daughter, Amy (Theodore) Rotering of Grovertown, and son William J. (Angie) Hesler of Plymouth; grandchildren Aron Rotering and Leita (Thomas Rinck) Hesler and great-grandchildren Rusty, Brody and Paisley; brother, Dennis (Gloria) Lamborn of Mishawaka; stepchildren Melanie (Ryan) Gray of Plymouth and Melissa Courtney of Culver; step-grandchildren, Noah and Jordan Brown, Hadley Courtney, and Zack, Josh and Cameron Kelly; and her companion Jerry Eby of Plymouth.
Debra was preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Christina Rotering.
Friends are welcome from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021, at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021, in the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Patrick Eby officiating.
Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth
Memorial contributions can be made to the Beacon Children’s Hospital, 615 N. Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46601 or the Humane Society of Marshall Co, PO Box 22, Plymouth, IN 46563.