Cecilia Debra "Debbie" (LaFountaine) Siebert, 66, passed away peacefully, in the presence of her loving family, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. Debbie silently endured her many medical issues over the years and faced each new challenge with determination and a sense of humor.
Debbie was born Jan. 28, 1947, in Tiffin, to John Nicholas and Leona Debra (Cramner) LaFountaine. Debbie married Frederick Stephen Siebert Feb. 19, 1966, and they were married for 46 years prior to his passing in March 2012.
Debbie was the mother to four children, two surviving, Nicholas Paul married to Jessica (Schafer) with two children, Emma Rose (4) and Frederick James (1), and Natashia Stephanie married to Douglas Willmott with one child, Mason Terrance (5).
Debbie was a 1965 graduate of Green Springs High School where she was VFW queen, prom queen and served at Girls State. Debbie excelled in bookkeeping and went on to work for Fremont Savings Bank until opening her own business, Creative Hands. Debbie was owner and art teacher of the Creative Hands craft store for more than 25 years. Through her teaching of ceramics, flower arrangement, folk painting, oil painting and creative arts, she touched many lives. Always lending an open ear and heart to all of her patrons and treating each person and child as a best friend, she changed the lives of all of those she met.
Debbie also worked as an accountant at Eris Ikert Company until their closing, enjoying each and every day with the family of workers. Debbie's last place of employment was the Job Store of Sandusky County providing service and information to those in need.
Debbie was an active member of the Happy Homesteaders Women's Club for more than 20 years. Always the entertainment of the meetings, providing comic relief for her dear friends, who loved and supported each other throughout their lives.
In the last five years, Debbie had been blessed with three grandchildren, long awaited, she doted on each of them, passing on her love of creativity. Her greatest joy and legacy are her grandchildren.
She also leaves behind her brother, Paul Nicholas LaFountaine of Haines, Fla., and her sister, Patricia Ann LaFountaine (Overmyer) of Green Springs.
Debbie was preceded in death by two children, Stephen Frederick (1966) and Shelia Marie (1970).
A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Old Fort United Methodist Church. Friends and family will be received from 10-11 a.m. The memorial service also will be for Frederick Stephen Siebert, her late husband. A lunch will follow the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Old Fort Methodist Church building fund for making the church handicap accessible.