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Deborah Ann Kepple

July 4, 1957 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Deborah Ann Kepple Obituary

Deborah Ann Kepple, 66, of Butler passed away unexpectedly at home Sunday morning, January 14, 2024.

Deborah was born in Butler on July 4, 1957. She was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Marian R. Williams Kepple.

Deborah was a graduate of Butler High School and was a lifetime member of Saint Wendelin Roman Catholic Church in Butler. She had been employed at Magnetics for more than 30 years.

Deborah enjoyed gambling, trips on her Can-Am Spyder, going on cruises with family and friends, and the company of her dogs “Jake”, “Snoop”, “Minnie”, and “Buck”. She was also a long time member of the East Butler Fire Department.

She is survived by her long-time companion, Randall “Randy” Protzman; her sisters, Joann M. Green and her husband, Arthur, and Sally D. Lehnerd and her husband, David; her sister-in-law, Theresa Kepple, all of Butler; her Godchildren, Kelly, Christopher, Austin, and Adyson; her three angels, Jackie, Ashley, and Makayla; her close friend, Lorraine Holt, as well as a number of other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert D. Kepple Sr.

Friends will be received at Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 4-7 p.m. Thursday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Wendelin Church, 210 St. Wendelin Rd., Butler, with the Rev. Matt McClain, pastor of St. Clare Parish, officiating. Interment will be in St. Wendelin Cemetery. Condolences may be sent by visiting

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