Debra J. Schlagel, 65, of Scranton, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020.
She was born June 12, 1954, in Sandpoint, Idaho, the daughter of Ramon and Virginia (Allen) Wirzfeld.
Growing up, the family traveled a lot as an Air Force family. It instilled a love of travel in her.
She received her LPN in 1974, became a Registered Nurse in 1981 and has most recently been a nurse with the V.A.
She had a love for the beach, especially Sanibel Island, Florida. She had a creative spirit and loved colorful things. Almost every weekend she would be busy with family, whether it was an estate sale, festivals or antique stores.
Debra married Robert Schlagel on March 26, 1983. He preceded her in death on December 2, 2006. Survivors include a daughter, Samantha (Tyler) Carothers; son, William Schlagel; sisters, Denise (Del) Bahner and Diana (Jeff) Cross and a brother, Michael (Loretta) Wirzfeld. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
The family will greet friends during a visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Penwell-Gabel, 1321 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka.
A Celebration of Life will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Penwell-Gabel. Interment will follow at Overbrook Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Santa Fe Trail School District in memory of Debra J. Schlagel to help pay student lunch debts.
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