Deborah Eileen Dommel
Date of Birth
December 9, 1950
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Entered into Rest
July 4, 2024
Wahoo, Nebraska
Celebration of Life

There will be no services at this time and a Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date.


In care of the family for future designation

Deborah Eileen Dommel

December 9, 1950 – July 4, 2024

Deborah Dommel stepped into her heavenly home on July 4, 2024 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE. Her loving husband, Mark was by her side until the end. Their complete and unconditional love for each other was a joy to see. They truly lived the “in good times and bad, in sickness and in health until death do us part” of their wedding vows.

Deborah was born in Lancaster, PA to John and Charolette (Lied) Marxen on December 9, 1950. Deb graduated from McCaskey High School in Lancaster, PA and went on to get a bachelor’s degree in Bible and a minor in Latin from Houghton College in Houghton, NY.

She met her husband Mark while working at Teen Haven after graduating from college and they were married on May 28, 1977 in Lancaster. They went on to have 4 children. After her children were born, she stayed at home with them and spent the days teaching her young children at home. Whether it was reading to them, taking walks in the park and exploring nature, walking in downtown Lancaster and using the steps of the courthouse to teach them how to count. She worked nights cleaning as well.

When Deb’s youngest daughter went to school she returned to school to get her teaching degree. She got an endorsement in math and science, and in her career also taught Bible and art. She seemed drawn to smaller schools where she could have deeper, more personal relationships with her students as well as teachers and staff. She supported her husband Mark in his work and walked alongside him in his ministry, as well as developing relationships and ministering to others herself. In 1998, they left Pennsylvania and moved halfway across the country to Omaha, Nebraska when Mark was offered a youth pastor position at a church in Bellevue, NE.

Deb loved her family, her church, praying for those she knew and loved, reading, coloring and eating ice cream. She loved with her entire being and her love for others was deep and abiding. She touched many people with her gentle and quiet spirit. Traits that will be deeply missed by those who were so blessed to have her in their lives.

Deb is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Tom Marxen and her grandparents.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Dommel of Mead, NE. Her four children, Elizabeth (Kevin) Armstrong (Lincoln, NE), Rebekah Dommel (Philadelphia, PA), Jonathan (Katie) Dommel (Omaha, NE), and Sarah (Adam) Clarkson (St. Alban’s, England), and three grandchildren, Charolette (Charlie), Emry and Judah Dommel, as well as two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

Condolences for Deborah Eileen Dommel
  1. Caroline Rice
    • July 6, 2024 - 1 week ago

    My sympathy to Mark and her family. Deb was one of the first people I knew at Cornerstone. She always exhibited a positive atmosphere and yet she was humble about her important role as a teacher of so many of God’s little ones. Rest well, good and faithful servant, in the arms of Jesus.

  2. Teri Lynn
    • July 7, 2024 - 1 week ago

    Deb is a dear friend and was a wonderful teacher. Her gentleness and kindness was a blessing to her students and the teachers at Cornerstone Christian. She was known for her faith and is known deeply by her Lord and Savior as His most precious!

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