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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Deborah Broering, 70 years old, born on November 9, 1952, and passed away on April 18, 2023. We will remember her forever.

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The Life of Deborah Routzon Broering

April 24, 2023
Deborah Routzon Broering, 70, of Wilder KY, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family, on 4/18/2023 after a valiant battle with cancer.

Debbie was born in Covington KY on November 9th, 1952, to Eugene and Lilly Routzon.She grew up in Newport KY with her sister Samantha and her four brothers, Corky, Greg, Geoff, and Mike.

Debbie graduated from Newport High School in 1970. She received her college degree in Accounting and Business Management from Northern Kentucky University in 1973. A long-time employee of the Jewish Hospital and UC Health, Debbie regularly worked multiple jobs to provide for her loved ones. Never once did she put herself first. Those who surrounded her were the true beneficiaries of her endless love and hard work. Nicknamed by her own father as “the other mother”, it was apparent early on that she was born to be an amazing caregiver.Debbie would often allow herself to go without even the most basic necessities.Not because she couldn’t afford or acquire things on her own, but because she lived to give everything she had to anyone and everyone else instead.

On her 40th birthday, Debbie met her best friend, her partner in life and her husband, Kurt Broering. With Kurt came a renewed love for life as well as a previously unknown love for fishing.Like so many endeavors in Debbie’s life, she poured everything she had into her new hobby and eventually “claimed the title” with her catch and release of a once in a lifetime muskie. Debbie and Kurt had many memorable trips to Canada and Alaska.

In addition to embarrassing the fisherman of the family, Debbie had a passion for travelling and cruising to exotic destinations.Accompanied much of the time by her loving sister, Samantha, the two of them had a knack for finding the best deals to the most amazing destinations where they met some of their most incredible friends. She was lucky to see the world.Or maybe it was the world that was lucky to see her.

Debbie is survived by her loving husband, Kurt; children, Greg (Beth) Miller of Independence, KY; Scott (Elizabeth) Miller of Taylor Mill, KY; and Christopher (Ashley) Miller of Loveland, OH; 10 grandchildren: Noah, Gavin, Tate, and Evan; Elijah, Arabella and Sydney; Logan, Landon and Lila; all 5 siblings: Corky, Geoff, Greg, Mike and Samantha; her mother Lilly; her Aunt Gail, as well as her nephews, and a niece.

Debbie fought an incredible battle until the very end. But now she is fishing, cruising, and swimming with the dolphins in the crystal-clear turquoise waters of her dreams.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of life, which will be held at Frederick’s Landing in Wilder KY on Saturday, May 13th from 3pm until 9pm.

“Seeing death at the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.”

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Friends for 53 years

April 24, 2023
I met Debbie my freshman year in high school and we’ve been friends ever since.  When we had our families we lost touch for awhile, but years later we picked up where we left off and have been friends ever since.  We shared many personal family things .. we would laugh and we would cry.  Even though she didn’t get the respect from some of her family she still loved them.  She loved Kurt and was grateful for the way he took care of her during her illness. I will miss our phone calls and visits.  I’m glad she is no longer suffering and in pain!  Rest in Heaven my friend!  You will be missed!

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