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Deborah Ann “Aunt Deb” Brust

Birth Date: July 16, 1951
Death Date: July 9, 2017

Deborah Ann “Aunt Deb” Brust, 65, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, with her family by her side.
Aunt Deb was born July 16, 1951, in Decatur, to Gerald Michael and Louise Emma (Tertocha) Brust. She began her working career with A. W. Cash Valve and then after they moved out of town, she began working in the grain department at ADM for many years. She was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
She is survived by her sister, Barbara Jean Wilkerson of Decatur; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Michael Gerald Brust; and one brother-in-law, Donald Lee Wilkerson.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Decatur. Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.
The family of Deborah Ann Brust is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Graveside Service
July 12, 2017
11:00 am
St. John's Lutheran Cemetery
Decatur, IL
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  1. Tom and I were so sad to hear of Debbie's passing.. Prayers to you Barb and your family. Tom and Patty Wiegand

  2. Hands down my favorite years so far working at ADM were when Debbie and Kendra and I worked together for the rice division. She was a trusted confidant and friend. She always asked about my husband and kiddos and loved to spoil the boys when they would stop by work for a visit. Though I missed her once she retired, I was so happy for her that she would get to spend more time with her family, whom she clearly treasured more than anything else in the world. My prayers to all of you, she will be greatly missed.

  3. Aunt Deb was such a wonderful friend to me. I worked with her for many years. She always had a smile and funny story to share, which usually had us giggling most of the day. She spoke often of her family as they meant the world to her. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. My heart hurts for her family and friends. I will miss her terribly. I pray that God will give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  4. Aunt Deb was a wonderful person. I can't count the number of times we went on Beanie Baby runs to get the latest one in the store on lunch hours. The trip to St Louis to watch the final four practice when the Illini played is priceless to me. I called her the night the Cubs won the Championship game and she was so excited, I'm so glad I called even though it was so late at night to share in her excitement. To all her family my sincere condolences to all of you, she will be greatly missed by many people. I am so glad she was a part of my life. Mary Richardson

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