Debra K. McKinney
June 24, 1954 - March 16, 2013
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Deb McKinney, age 58, passed away at her home in Waupaca on Saturday morning, March 16, 2013. Deb was born in Beckley, West Virginia on June 24, 1954, daughter of the late Larry Riley and Patricia (Underwood) McCormick who now resides in North Carolina. Deb was a graduate of the Menasha High School, and worked…

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Marlena Condiff left a message on May 2, 2013:
I am glad to have meet Deb. Her death is a loss to us all, for now.
[email protected] left a message on May 2, 2013:
Deb was my friend and co-worker. We shared a history. We went to different schools together. We had many fun times talking and laughing about even though we lived thousands of miles away from one another growing up we had extremely similar experiences. Small world brings shared hearts together. We will miss you Deb. Your suffering is over and you are dwelling in the house of God. Someday I will see you again!
Brenda Retzlaff left a message on May 2, 2013:
Deb was the best co worker you could ever have. She always had a smile on her face, and not a bad word to say about anyone. She was a great co worke, i never had to honor of her being my team leader, but i know i would've knocked her socks off. the last memory i'll have of Deb, was first finding out when she was diagnosed with cancer, and while i was at a packer game i bought a bracelet for her that said Wisconsin b**bies rock, and her comment to me was i will live up to that saying. she gave it her all, But GOD had other plans for you my friend. Happy journeys in your new life
Jodi Whitrock-Pelot left a message on May 2, 2013:
fun, fabulous, feisty, fearless ... going to miss you.
Brandee Ciszewski left a message on May 2, 2013:
I had the pleasure of working with and quickly developing a friendship with Deb. What a beautiful woman, inside and out! She was quick to provide support and encouragement, along with adding in her own spunky, sarcastic twist. She knew how and when to give the best hugs! She was so independent but a people-person at the same time. We had no shortage of laughs. I will truly miss her spark and enthusiasm. I am so blessed to have walked through part of my life with her. I love you and will forever miss you, my friend!!
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Ericha left a message on May 2, 2013:
I remember when I first started working at Travel Guard, I was so nervous, but Deb always had so much faith in me and my abilities. She helped me out so much and was always there for everyone. I remember decorating her desk for her birthday and putting way too many balloons everywhere and hanging them from her plants as ornaments. I am honored to have the memory of her smile when she saw her desk. She made work an amazing environment and I'm sure she made the environment outside of work even more so amazing. I'll always remember her as a kind and strong woman. My thoughts are with her family and friends.
Judy (Taylor) Lilly left a message on May 2, 2013:
My prayers are with your family. May God put his loving arms around you and give you comfort and peace. Love you , Patty.
Cindy Everson left a message on May 2, 2013:
I was saddened to hear Deb had lost her fight with cancer, but know that is in a better place. She will always be in our HEARTS. My sympathy goes to all her family, rmember Deb will also be watching over you. You will all be in my prayers
Carol McKinney left a message on May 2, 2013:
Debbie was our daughter- in-law for a long time and we still loved her .She was also the mother of our oldest grandson Adam ,Our love and prayers go out to the entire family.Dare and Carol Mc Kinney.
Cathy Davis left a message on May 2, 2013:
Deb and I were long time friends. She was a few years older than me and during our teenage years, I thought she was the hippest, coolest person that i knew. We would listen to records and dance for hours. I thought she was so beautiful and my memories of that time in our lives will be forever with me. Our families have always known each other and my heart goes out to them all. I will always love and miss my dear friend.
Mary Abel left a message on May 2, 2013:
I knew Deb only three years but we packed a decade of friendship into that short time. I was with Deb throughout her battles with cancer and I will never forget her spirit. There were stumbles of course but she never lost her positive outlook and love of life. Deb never did anything she didn't want to do and you can bet she's in heaven now claiming the whole trip was her idea.
Jerri Cullop left a message on May 2, 2013:
She was always there for me and taught this awkward young teenager a few things about life. And she was back years later when I needed her again. I'm sorry I couldn't repay the love when she needed it. I hope you are happy and healthy now. Watch over us down here, we need your love still. Love ya cuz!
Yvonne- Havinga left a message on May 2, 2013:
i knew deb, from being her neighbor for a few years, she alway's was nice and friendly and alway's had a smile on her face. i will miss our time's spent talking and our cookouts, she was a wonderful person and i'm sure she's up in heaven singing with her favorite Beatle john- lennon.
Anne Helmke left a message on May 2, 2013:
I was deeply saddened to hear that Deb had passed away. Her life ended too soon. I worked with Deb for several years at Travel Guard in the World Service Center. She brought such positive energy to the department. She was a gifted and inspiring supervisor. She was a joy to work with. I could count on Deb for help and solutions when challenging situations arose with insureds. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends.
Angela Carlson left a message on May 2, 2013:
I was blessed to know Deb for several years in which time I grew to know her quite well. She always gave with both hands, with no expectation of recompense. She lived life with joy and never focused on the negative. She inspired people and saw and supported the potential in those that God entrusted her. I thank God for guiding her journeys and for giving her rest in heaven. I will see you my friend!
Violet (Riley) Wilson left a message on May 2, 2013:
My memories of Deb began when she was a toddler. She was a beautiful, loving little girl who grew into a more beautiful young woman. I last saw her a few years ago when I was in Wisconsin. She came with her son for a short visit. It was really nice to see her again. I also got to speak to her when Mark was visiting during the holidays last winter. She was really upbeat and a pleasure to talk with. My heart and prayers go out to the family.
Barbara Abel left a message on May 2, 2013:
I got to know Deb a little thru my sister Mary, her next door neighbor. There's something about Deb that made me like her from the moment we met. She had fire. It made you want to play and laugh. Animals loved her. Oh, and the smells coming from her home when she cooked! From what my sister said, she bore her illness bravely. I am sad I will not see her again but I will remember her.
Carrie Volden Reach left a message on May 2, 2013:
Rest in peace now Deb.....she was a kind spirit, a gentle soul, a giving person. I enjoyed my working with her at Trail et and am so deeply saddened by her passing. She fought the fight and the last time I saw her was at my place of work. She was on her way to OshKosh to see her son Adam. We were only able to speak briefly, but she gave me a huge hug and her parting words were: "see you later"...with a smile on her face.
Laurie Raatz left a message on May 2, 2013:
I am so sorry to hear that Deb passed away. I know that she has been in this battle for a long time. She was my Team Leader at Travel Guard. She was the most sweetest person in the world. If she had to correct me with an error that I had made she did it with the utmost respect and caring to make sure that I understood what I needed to correct. I always appreciated her for this reason and had a lot of respect for her as my team leader. Her death is hitting close to home for me because I was diagnosed with Stage 4 endometrial cancer and am currently taking chemotherapy. It is not curable but I'm going to fight just like Debra to try to live as long as I can. Love, hugs, and prayers to everyone in her family. The world has lost a great person. Laurie Raatz
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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