Deborah Schmidtke

Deborah Schmidtke

Our wonderful Momma, Deborah Schmidtke, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 1, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She would want us to say how much she loved her family, spending time with them, taking care of them and watching her grandbabies grow. Her family wants to say that we always had love, laughter and fun when she was with us. She worked hard to provide and to take care of her family her whole life and had been through so many trials and tribulations but handled them like the warrior she was and she was always positive and always said “This to shall pass”.  She has lived in Ormond Beach for 64 years and was born in Hackensack, NJ. She was preceded in death by her parents William Schmidtke and Jean (Nolan) Schmidtke. She is survived by her daughter’s Brandy Wilkins and Kimberly Fox, husband Dan Fox. Son Leslie Kearsch and wife Jessica Kearsch and her beloved grandchildren Lilly Fox, Ryker Kearsch, Barrett Kearsch and Joltin Ferraraccio, and he brother William Schmidtke and wife Judy.  She had an unconditional love of dolphins and in lieu of flowers would like any and all donations made in her name to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where Winter the dolphin resides. She will be greatly missed and was loved more than she can imagine.


  • Ann Rubin Posted July 5, 2020 3:33 pm

    Thank you for being a second mother to me and always treating like one of the family. You will be deeply missed by so many. I love you momma RIP ❤️

  • elizabeth grahn Posted July 6, 2020 2:33 pm

    loved you Deb….always felt a special connection…..probally because we were both so bitchen….RIP

  • Kristen Baughman Posted July 13, 2020 8:57 pm

    Debbie was a very caring and loving person. She was also a very hard working lady. She will be missed.

  • Donna Windfelder Posted July 13, 2020 9:11 pm

    I am grateful for the years working along side you at 203. The Golden Girls deli legend will be remembered..RIP dear friend.

  • Donna Windfelder Posted July 13, 2020 9:14 pm

    I am so grateful for our years together at Publix 203.The Golden Girls were great at the Trails.
    RIP dear friend

  • Clark Van Hoten Posted July 23, 2020 4:39 pm

    Deb was one of a kind. I’m saddened by the news of her passing. She brightened my days working with her in Ormond and I’ll always have fond memories of her no-nonsense approach to life.

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