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Deborah Loretta Toffelmire

September 30, 1951 — December 23, 2023

Benton Harbor

Deborah Loretta Toffelmire

Deborah Loretta Toffelmire, 72, of Benton Harbor passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2023 at Corewell Health South, St. Joseph.


A gathering of family and friends will be held at 1 PM on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at Pokagon Band Community Center, 27043 Potawatomi Trail Dowagiac, MI 49047. Online condolences accepted at


Deborah was born on September 30, 1951 in Benton Harbor, the daughter of the late Paschal and Fannie (Waddle) Scott. In 1971, she married Richard Toffelmire and he preceded her in death in 1988. Deborah enjoyed knitting, crocheting, flower gardening, painting ceramics, jewelry making, horseback riding, and photography.


Survivors include her daughters: Heather (Stacy) Collett and Michelle Toffelmire; grandchildren: Britney, Brianna, and Lyndsie Toffelmire, Trenton and Brandon Collett; great grandchildren: Hunter, Leo, Reign, and Palmer Collett, Aadi and Asher White, and Royia Bartha; two sisters: Sheilia (Greg) Watts and Cyndi (Ken Jewell) Kraklau; and her companion of 34 years: Edwin Eastman.


Arrangements are entrusted to Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman.

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Past Services

Memorial Gathering

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pokagon Band Community Center

27043 Potawatomi Trail, Dowagiac, MI 49047

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