Debra Strel-Williams (c) was both a participant and a volunteer at the Hospitality Center. Photo credit: Hospitality Center


The Hospitality Center lost a dear friend Thursday when Debra Strel-Williams passed away.

Rev. Kevin Stewart told Racine County Eye that Strel-Williams was both a participant and a volunteer at the Hospitality Center who cared deeply for everyone associated with the HC.

“I spoke with her family, and her sister wanted me to know that the people at the Hospitality Center meant so much to her,” he said.

A neighbor at McMynn Towers, where she lived, found her, and autopsy results are expected Monday.

Stewart said Strel-Williams has been part of the Hospitality Center since the program started in 2011.

“She suffered from mental illness, and she struggled mightily,” he added. “But, what I know is that Debra meant the world to us, and we meant the world to her.”

Services will be held Wednesday at Strang Funeral Home in Grayslake, IL, and planning for a memorial service in Racine is underway.

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