Deborah M. Westerberg, 65 of Eau Claire passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire.

Debbie was born on December 24, 1951 to Robert and Dolores (Krogman) Molitor in Eau Claire.  She attended and graduated from Memorial High School.  Debbie married David E. Westerberg on December 14, 1974 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. She worked as a Dental Lab Technician in the Eau Claire area before retiring to raise her daughter and care for her family. Debbie volunteered at Luther Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital, and for Special Olympics, RCU, and at the St. Jude’s Telethon.  She enjoyed spending time in the sun, this is where she found peace.  Debbie loved shopping, especially finding a good deal with coupons.  She had a love for animals and had many treasured pets over the years. Debbie also loved to travel with her family. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren, Madison Marie and Bode Allen Baker and she loved spending time with them and her daughter above all else.

Debbie is survived by her daughter, Sara (Ben) Baker of Hawkins, WI; grandchildren, Madison and Bode Baker; Cliff and Jill Baker and Greg and Carmen Peterson and family; and nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David E. Westerberg; infant son, Jammie Westerberg and brother, Michael Molitor.

Memorial services will be on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:00 am at Smith Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jody Becker officiating.  Visitation will begin two hours prior to the services at the funeral home on Saturday.  Burial will follow the service at Forest Hill Cemetery.


  1. Sarah, Sorry to hear about your mom. She was a special lady and I enjoyed talking with her.

    Love to you, Randy, Mary, Justin, Sevanna and Ian Westerberg

  2. We are very saddened to hear of Debbie’s passing. She was a great lady who was very giving of herself and her time. Sarah and her family will miss her dearly. We send our love and thoughts for all of you. May God Bless You.

    Greg & Debbie

  3. Sara, So sorry. I shall miss my ‘sunbathing’ neighbor.
    Rest assured knowing she loved you and your little family beyond measure. Anything I can do , let me know. God Bless, Cindy.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sara in the loss of your Mother. I remember how much fun you two had together during the time we worked together at SHH.
    God bless you and your family.

  5. Dear Sara , God’s comfort to you and your family in the loss of your Mom. I regret I will not be able to attend the service and see you in person. I would love to see you and your family. We leave on vacation early in the morn, so will not be here. Know that I’m thinking of you and remembering you in prayer for God’s peace in the days to come.
    Connie Johnson

  6. Sarah, I’m sorry for your loss, I enjoyed helping your mom out with items around her house. I will truly miss talking to her while working on her vehicles. If you need anything feel free to contact me ok

  7. Sara, I intended to see you & your Mom at your grandfathers service but opened the newspaper on that day to see your Mom hadpassed away. I was so surprised. I knew her since grade school & always enjoyed seeing her. We had many mutual friends. I remember how thrilled our parents were when you were born & how proud they were of you, Blessings to you & your family as you heal from your grief. May warm memories ease your sorrow. Treasure your family as she treasured you. I could not attend her service as I was out of town at a wedding. I am so sorry. Susan Brumberg-Schaefer

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