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Todd Christopher Debnar

July 1, 1972 January 24, 2019
Todd Christopher Debnar
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Obituary for Todd Christopher Debnar

Todd Christopher has made his way to the next part of the journey we all must take. Todd was, first and foremost, a writer and poet – a true spirit of all that is wild and free. His unique relationship with words filled the pages of many journals with prose, poetry, songs, and random inspirations. His mother was his anchor, sharing and inspiring his creative facets. Together with his family, he shared the building and creating of a very special place named Summer Hill Acres in northern Michigan. Growing up in these wooded acres and miles of river, Todd drew solace and inspiration, immersing himself in the essence of nature. The timeworn trees were the most ancient of those he counted among his friends. The sacred rocks, selectively borrowed and held in a pouch, were among his most cherished possessions.

Following the true nature of his kind heart and in the footsteps of his father, Todd studied Construction and Building Trades, completed EMT training and worked as a paramedic. As the night manager at a neighborhood market, he made innumerable friends and took pride in making continuous improvements. Todd also served as the tech support expert for work and family, mystifying us as he quickly set up networks or the newest computer or security camera system.

He carefully researched the names for his feline companions, “his boys”, that characterized their personality, Astraeou, Taliesin, and Ceritus.

Todd’s memory is held in the hearts of his parents, Patrick and Tanis Debnar; his sisters Sandra Debnar and Wendie Debnar-Elkins; his sister-in-law Michelle Raymond; his brother-in-law Kelly Elkins, and his life-long best friend, Grant Markham. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Wildside Rehabilitation located in Eaton Rapids, MI.

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Memorial Gathering




6:00 PM 2/8/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/8/2019 8:00:00 PM
Skinner Funeral Home - Eaton Rapids

315 S. River St.
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

Skinner Funeral Home - Eaton Rapids
315 S. River St. Eaton Rapids 48827 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wildside Rehabilitation

8601 Houston Rd.
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

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