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March 26, 1953-April 5, 2018

DAVENPORT — Debra “Deb” K. Escamilla, 65, of Davenport, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, April 5, 2018. A celebration of life will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the family. Online tributes and condolences may be expressed at

She was born March 26, 1953, in Pekin, Illinois, to Frederic and Kay (Konisek) Nolte. October 31, 1974, Deb was united in marriage to Jack Escamilla. After 20 years of service, she retired from Standard Bearings.

Deb enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and was an avid Chicago Bears fan. She loved to cook. Deb was a loving mother and wife and loved life!

Those cherishing her memory include her loving husband of 43 years, Jack; sons, Anthony R. Nolte, Davenport, and Troy Escamilla, Houston, Texas; parents, Frederic Nolte, Punta Gorda, Florida, and Kay McCollam, Davenport; one granddaughter, Kalee Nolte; siblings Fred (Peggy) Nolte, Jr., Port Charlotte, Florida, and Dorla (Bob) Smith, Davenport; and her beloved bird, Hootie.

Deb was preceded in death by her step-father, Raymond McCollam, who fought his battle with cancer side by side with Deb. Also, Deb was preceded in death by her grandparents.

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