Debra Kay Bilger

September 7, 1961 ~ October 3, 2021 (age 60) 60 Years Old


Debra Kay Bilger, 60, of Mifflinburg entered into rest on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at her residence.

Born on September 7, 1961 in Sunbury, the daughter of the late Robert Max Ward and Violet Elaine (Wallace) Ward.

She attended Selinsgrove High School.

Deb worked at the former Laurelton State School and the Harrisburg State Hospital.

She enjoyed camping, floating on the river, swimming, riding her Harley and rescuing and raising pets. She loved and adored her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Nina M and husband, Eric G. Swartzlander, Wanda N. Bilger and one son, Terry L. Raup Jr., four grandchildren, Brandon Bowersox, Tyler Raup, and Kyle and Kaylee Swartzlander, two sisters, Susan Gottshall and Robin Ward, brother-in-law, Herb Gottshall, niece Bethany Dyer, and a nephew, Herb Gottshall III.

She was preceded in death by one son, Paul R. Garman, Jr.

Family and friends are invited to the visitation from 6 to 6:30 pm on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Adamo Funeral Home, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg, where the memorial service will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Deb's memory may be sent to PA Breast Cancer Awareness Coalition, 2397 Quentin Road, Suite B, Lebanon, PA 17042 or Hospice of Evangelical, 235 Hospital Dr, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

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Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg.

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October 11, 2021

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Adamo Funeral Home
16 Walnut Street
Mifflinburg, PA 17844

October 11, 2021

6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Dominick T. Adamo Funerals, Cremations & Monuments
16 Walnut Street
Mifflinburg, PA 17844


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