Debi Jo Seieroe, age 58 of Colfax, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Colfax with burial following at Colfax Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the church from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. with family present to greet friends from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be given to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and online condolences may be left at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The daughter of Harold G. and Wilma V. (Pierce) Hill, Debra Jo Hill was born on January 20, 1953 in Des Moines. She grew up in Colfax and graduated from Colfax High School. On April 22, 1972 Debi was united in marriage with Jim Seieroe at the First Baptist Church in Colfax. Debi worked as a dedicated Homemaker for their family. She also substitute taught for the Colfax Preschool. Debi enjoyed sewing, gardening, and cooking. Her famous kosher dill pickles will be missed. Debi loved to visit with her family and friends, she didn't know a stranger. Her favorite time was spent taking care of her three grandsons. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandma. Debi was a member of the First Baptist Church in Colfax.
Those left to honor her memory are her husband, Jim Seieroe of Colfax; two sons, Casey Seieroe and his wife Tereasa of Newton and Zachary Seieroe of Colfax; three grandsons, Caleb, Samuel, and Christopher Seieroe; father, Harold Hill of Colfax; sister, Leavonne Hill of Colfax; brother, Brad Hill and his wife Kristi of Colfax; two sisters-in-law, Amy Wilkinson and her husband Shaun of Seattle, WA and Julianne Seieroe of Colorado; one brother-in-law, Vernon Seieroe of Colorado; two nephews, Brandon Hill and Brice Hill; and one niece, Brittany Seieroe. Deb was preceded in death by her mother, Wilma Hill, father-in-law, Elmer Seieroe, mother-in-law, Helen Seieroe and niece, Angela Seieroe.
Deb's mom and my mom worked at Clearview Manor so many many years ago and grew to be best of friends. Deb being the kind soul that she was loaned me her wedding gown because I wanted to feel like a princess on my wedding day. I will never forget your kindness Deb. My sympathy to the family.
I remember her laugh the most! So upbeat all the time, always caring about others well being. Thoughts and prayers to her family.
My best friend left me way too soon! I loved her like my sister!!!
So very sorry to hear of Debbie's passing, too young, too soon. Cousin Marge called to tell me as I am in Florida. My thoughts are with all of you.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Jim and the family. It's been a several years since I've seen everyone and everytime I did see Deb she never changed, always the happy go lucky person she was in high school and after we both we married and had children. She will be missed greatly.
Prayers to Jim and family. Always enjoyed the pictures and stories of the grandkids. I don't think Deb knew a stranger. Some patients you just click with and it was as if we had know each other for ages.
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My thoughts and prayers are with Deb's family. I so enjoyed seeing her and her pictures of her grandsons when she came in. She made us all smile when she was around. God Bless you all.
I remember Deb coming for conference about the boys and how proud she was you young me.
Jim, Casey and Zach you are in our thoughts.
Jim and Margaret, Lenore, Amanda and Laura and families
Dear Casey, Teresa, Caleb, Chris, and Sam.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. We all know that she has three wonderful grandsons and how she loved them. I am so lucky to have shared my time with them at Kindercare. They certainly are very special. You all will be missed greatly. My sympathy to your father, brother and all the family. Most sincerely,
We Are so sorry about Deb. You are all in our prayers.
Jim and family, I am so sorry to hear about Deb. We grew up together as most of the country kids did- same school bus, 4-H, in band, etc. She was always so cheerful even when she was so ill over the years. My thoughts are with you and your families. Deb- rest in peace.
Jim and family...so sorry to hear of Deb's passing. Let your memories of her sustain you.
What a beautiful person you are Deb. You have left this life much too soon, but God holds you in his loving arms now. Jim, please know that my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May your memories and love keep you strong.
Debbie was a genuine person. So friendly, funny and loving. I will miss seeing her smile.
When I moved to Colfax - Deb was one of the first to stop me in the grocery store and introduce herself. She was so warm and loving. When I use to go for walks - she would drive by, pull over and we would talk for a good hour or so solving family and world problems. And when we parted - a little less weight was on my shoulders.
Jim, Casey, Zac - she will always be watching over you. Take care.
Growing up Jim & Deb's house was my second home. I have a lot of great memories of time spent with the family! Jim, Casey, and Zach cherish the memories and know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers! Deb you will be greatly missed! Love, Crystal
Deb was a good friend and will surely be missed. Thoughts & prayers to you and your family
--Sandy & Sharon Murphy
It's hard to say goodbye to someone you have known your entire life. She was caring and compassionate and oh so funny. She and Jim were there for me when I lost Harry in 2003. They opened up a seat for me at their Holiday table to share a family celebration so I wouldn't have to be alone. I'm sure they would do that for anybody though. May you now find peace while you rest in God's loving arms Debi.
Deb will be missed. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Our kids grew up together and spent a lot of time at Deb & Jim's house. Deb helped Ryan make the famous pickles and he still makes them. She was a great one. We will all miss you Deb. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jim and the kids.
Pam & Jerry Ingraham
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