Deborah Ann Jarchow (Olson), 60 of Charleston, Illinois passed away at 10:18 a.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2020 peacefully at her residence.
A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main, Arcola, IL. Tony O’Brien officiated. Burial of her ashes will be at a later date in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Debbie was born on September 27, 1959 in Gary, Indiana. She was the daughter of Richard Cornelius Olson and Gladys (Brandy) May Patridge (Barclay). She married Eddie Jarchow on February 14, 1998 in Hobart, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
She is survived by three children and nine grandchildren. Angel O’Brien, her husband Tony and their two children Yeshua and Eliana of Charleston, Illinois; Jeremiah Biancardi and Beverly and their six
children Mark, Miles, Jersey, Audrey, Aria, and Max of Merriville, Indiana; and Richard Olson with one child Dominic. Also surviving are two stepchildren, Dominic and Francis Biancardi and four siblings, Rick Olson and Beth of Hobart, Indiana; Randy Olson and Kim of Hobart, Indiana, Diane Olson of Tuscola, Illinois and Desi Huckstep and Keith of Arcola, IL; nine nieces and nephews and 18 great-nieces and nephews.
Debbie read every day, everything from a saucy romance novel to her daily devotional. She loved dogs and never knew a stranger. She was a serious die-hard Chicago Bears fan through thick and thin always cheering them on. She was creative and artistic, painting, coloring, doing hooked rugs, and most recently enjoyed diamond painting. She loved to make gifts, especially during the holidays, when she would make candy, cookies and fudge for her friends and family. She was so giving and loving and it brought her great peace to spread the joy of the season through home-made goodies. She would also never leave the house without the perfect pair of earrings because accessorizing was part of her artistic flare.
She had more strength and resilience then she ever knew. She battled addictions most of us can’t understand but she never gave up and was victorious. Her strength in that battle is a testimony for all. But most of all Grandma Deb adored her grandchildren. She loved to play games with them, text when she could find the buttons, and was patient while teaching them to craft. She really enjoyed watching them play sports and attending their music recitals. She was their number one fan!
Debbie was a child of God and attended Praise Assembly of God in Charleston, Illinois. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Rest in peace dear Mom, Grandma, Sis, Aunt, Niece, and friend.