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Debra "Debbie" Raymer

Obituary for Debra "Debbie" Raymer

June 17, 1955 - July 13, 2018
Holland, Michigan | Age 63


Debbie was born in Memphis, Tenn. to Chester and Sue Martin. She has an older sister, Donna Lute and a younger brother, Mike Martin. The Martins settled in Kansas City Missouri.

Debbie and Rich Raymer met in June and married in December 1999. They both knew that their marriage was what God wanted for them. After they married, Rich adopted Allen and the family was complete.

They lived for many years on the Raymer family farm in Osawatomie, Kansas, hosting a Raymer family reunion where she was Debbie Raymer #3. There were many cookouts, tractor rides and shooting for fun. Rich, Debbie and Allen all came to know Jesus as their Savior while there.
In 2012, Debbie quit her job as a Social Worker to be a stay at home Mom, a profession she highly treasured.

In 2013, Rich and Debbie moved to Holland, Michigan where Rich had new employment. They settled in Holland because there were good churches and they grew to love their new church family at Lighthouse Baptist.

Debbie always knew she had ministries. Much like Jesus in Matthew 19:14, Debbie always wanted the 'little ones' to come to her. She also took her role as the 'Aged Woman' from Titus 2:4 seriously, making every effort to teach the younger women their roles in a Godly home and family.

After Debbie was diagnosed with cancer, her focus was sharpened, she purposed to draw as near as possible to her Lord and Savior. Once it became clear that the disease was progressing, she was not afraid to die and her strength, conviction and confidence in God was apparent.

Debbie had 4 children, Joe Waters, Jeremy Waters, Jane Waters and Allen Raymer. She also has 5 grandkids. Her father, Chester Martin, children Jake and Jane Waters preceded her in death.

She is already sorely missed by her husband, Rich, her son, Allen, her mother, Sue, much more family and many friends.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 501 E. 24th St. Holland with Pastor Bart Spencer officiating. Burial will take place in the Osawatomie City Cemetery in Osawatomie, Kansas at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Monday prior to the service at the church. The family is being served by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland and the Porter Funeral Home, Lenexa Kansas.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Evangelist Ron Alberico
    14055 S. 1305 Road
    Stockton, MO 65785

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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