Obituary for Deborah Marie Hartzel of Sanford

Deborah Marie Hartzel, age 59, of 2305 Nob Hill, Sanford, NC, went to the Lord on April 15, at First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC. She fought a hard long fight of Anaplastic gliomas/glioblastoma for over 20 years.

Deborah was born in Philadelphia, on July 17, 1963, to Ralph R Routzahn Jr. and Dolores M Anderson.  Deborah served in the Army, retired as Lieutenant Colonel in July 08, 2010.  She attended Crossroads Ministries and was ordained through them.

Deborah is survived by her brother Scott Routzahn, brother Glenn Routzahn, Aunt/ Uncle Carol & Mark Sakaguchi and Many nieces and nephews.  A celebration of life service will be held at Miller-Boles Funeral Home in Sanford on Tuesday, April 25th at noon.

Deborah’s family wants to express appreciation to the Doctors and Nurses from Duke Hospital, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, The Greens at Pinehurst and FirstHealth Hospice House for their excellent care and support.

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Services have been entrusted to Miller-Boles Funeral Home.

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