Debbie Diane Doran, 53, Fargo, passed away on March 8, 2013 at Essentia Health in Fargo.  She was born on July 28, 1959 in Brooklyn, NY to William and Mildred Christian. 

Debbie was a loved, warm-hearted woman, who loved her family and friends.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her significant other, Dave Bernhardt; children, Edward (Desiree Shjerve) Vanos Jr., Debbie Vanos, Crystal (Josh Everson) Doran, and Amber (Antonio Balderas) Doran; 7 siblings; 12 grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mildred; and granddaughter, Lillian Everson.

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  1. Loretto MN
    Dear Debbie and her family,
    I met her daughter, Debbie, when I was 15 years old and seemed to never lose complete touch with you all, thanks to google. I am sorry to hear about this. Debbie was ALWAYS kind and loving to me. She said I was like a son a couple times. She was a very loving person that I will never forget. God Bless you Debbie.
    Cory Pearce

  2. Omaha NECrystal and Amber,
    My heart aches for you two. The loss of a mother is a great weight on one’s heart. Hang onto each other through your grief. I know that your mother loved you. I’m sure the heavy burdens she put upon her heart in life have now been lifted and she has now found peace. With love from me, Terry and your red-head cousins.

  3. Floral Park NYDebbie,
    We will miss your spirit and laughter, but we know we will always feel you with us.
    You always were and will be a special sister that will forever be in our hearts and thoughts.
    We love you,
    Tri, Tommy, Kyle & Kelly

  4. fargo North Dakota
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Deb for years, and used to babysit you kids from time to time. I am so saddened to hear of her passing. She was a very special lady, one of a kind. She will be missed.

  5. DILWORTH MN
    I will forever call Debbie friend, confidant, and special. I pray for all who are left behind to carry on without her special presence.

  6. Horace ND
    So sorry for you kids, i know you’ll miss your mom. Deb & i had many fun good times together,she was to young to go already,you’re in my prayer’s. Kathi T.

  7. West Fargo ND
    You are going to be greatly missed mom. You treated me as if I was one of your own. All the great times I did get to share with you will always be a wonderful memory to me. I love you and I hope you are taken well care of up in heaven.

  8. Fargo ND
    We Had Some Fun Times Before School When I Would Give You Rides Crystal. I Miss Those Days. Your Mom Was Such A Sweet And Caring Person, And Cool As Hell. I’m Sorry That She Had To Leave You Girls Behind,.But She Is In A Better Place Where There Is No Suffering. You Girls Were Everything To Her And She Loved Every Moment That You Spent Together. If You Girls Need Anything Let Me Know. I’m Here For You Even If You Just Want To Talk. Take Care Of Yourselves For Your Mommy. I Love You So Much Even Though We Don’t See Each Other Much These Days. I Will See You On Tuesday.
    ~ JP

  9. Moorhead MN
    Deb was an amazing woman. I loved her straight forward advice she would give to all of us when we were kids:) love you Deb and will be seeing you at the crossroads.

  10. Damn I don’t know how to put what I want to say in words. Debbie there isn’t another like you, that I have had the pleasure of coming across anyhow. You were like another mother to me and I appreciate and am forever in debt to you for all of the unconditional love and advice given to me. Your spirit goes on and you won’t be forgotten. Also I promise to look out for all four best am able to. Miss you much 😘

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