Debra Sue Krieger (nee Caldwell), age 47, of Elgin, IL, passed away in West Palm Beach, FL with her loving fiancé by her side. She was born March 21, 1967 in Elgin, IL to the loving parents of Robert and Betty Caldwell.

Debra was a life-long resident of Elgin, IL and attended Elgin High School, Class of 1985. She meet Richard, the love of her life, in August 2011, ultimately packing a lifetime of love in just three short years. She was a lover of all the arts and writing poetry everyday was one of her favorite pastimes. Debra was a lover of all animals, big and small, donating her time and money to help take care of animals in need. The one animal she loved the most was her loyal and faithful cat of 10 years, Ruby. Debra was very close to her childhood friends, and she would often remark, “The word friend has the word end in it and that is what we are, friends to the end.”

She is survived by her fiancé, Richard Williamson, an aunt, several cousins, and many beloved life-long friends.

She is proceeded in death by several aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be Thursday September 11, 2014 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, with services on Friday September 12, 2014 at 11:30 am. officiating Pastor Don Leo of Gary United Methodist Church Wheaton, Illinois at Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street Elgin, IL 60120. Interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park 30W730 US Highway 20 Elgin, IL 60120 In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Humane Society of America.

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