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“Debra was such a wonderful lady. I got to know her through church when I filled in as secretary. She would always stop to chat for a few minutes and...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Lori - Moline, IL - Friend

“We extend our deepest condolences to Audrey and and your Family. Will send donation in Deb's name. Sorry We were not there in person to support you...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Jackie and Jim Hixson - Silvis, IL

“My thoughts go out to Debra's friends and family. She was a very honest, fun loving, and kindhearted person who will be missed by all. Such a...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Consuelo Garcia - Coralville, IA

“Thank you all, Debbie was my aunt and she had the biggest heart ever. She always thought of others before herself and always had kind and encouraging...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Brocks/McMillens - Rock Island, IL

“I seen Deb more in the last year than in the last 5. I saw her at hyvee and BHC. We would talk for 45 minutes to an hour. She always had this look of...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Deborah Juarez - Moline, IL

“Bill shared many hours working with Debra @ Deere and they became friends; I met her through him and we also became friends. She will be dearly...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Bill and Sandi Drescher - Viola, IL

“Debbie was always positive and would find a way to help others. We will miss her here at Harvester. I am so sorry for your loss she was a special...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Penny Davis - Harvester works, IL

“I'm very sorry for your loss. I worked with Deb many years ago. She always had a smile and positive attitude to share with others. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jasmine Watters - East Moline, IL

“Im very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. Sending Hugs your way. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Janet Cantrill - rock Island, IL


Debra (La Mariposa) Miranda, 54, of Silvis, IL, ended her earth's journey on Friday, June 29, 2012 after living her last 4 months with cancer. She is now with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her fortitude amazed family, friends and doctors.

Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601-38th Avenue, Moline. Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, where she was a member.

Debra was born on June 6, 1958 in Moline, IL, the daughter of Daniel Miranda and Nellie Puga. She worked in security services for 15 years. Debra enjoyed traveling, reading, and writing. She loved doing things for others as well as taking mission trips if possible. She worked with the Red Cross in helping families of soldiers serving overseas.

Survivors include
Godson Joe Lind
Siblings Audrey Prado
Linda (Tony) Gomez
Hank and Harry Vargas
Luis Miranda
Nieces & Nephews Nellie (Devon)
Benita (Jim)
Tina (Mike)
Tony, Jr. (Lisa)
Rachel (Rubin)
Family Friend Pam Dahms
Numerous Great Nieces & Nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents; nephew, Nacho Prado, Jr.; and cousin, Joyce Mumford.

Debra never complained or lost her faith in God. One of her favorite quotes was "Trust in the Lord" and her favorite gospel song "I Can Only Imagine" clearly states how Debra lived her entire life – giving unselfishly to others.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting her obituary at www.esterdahl.com.