Debra M. "Deb" Woodworth
August 24, 1951 - March 5, 2015
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First Congregational U.C.C.
724 E. South River Street
Appleton, WI 54915
Saturday 3/14, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
First Congregational U.C.C.
724 E. South River Street
Appleton, WI 54915
Saturday 3/14, 2:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Deb Woodworth passed away at 9:00 pm on Thursday March 5, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital from complications due to cancer. John, her husband of 42 years, was by her side. Deb is survived by her husband John, and children Mike (Rebecca) and Ani. To say they were the center of her universe would be…

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Tom Riska left a message on May 21, 2015:

We are taught that passing to the next life is natural and we should accept it but to learn that a classmate you haven't seen or spoken to in over 45 years is gone makes a person numb. Deb's family and loved ones will be in my prayers, rest in peace Deb.

Deanna Culver left a message on March 31, 2015:

I just learned of Deb's Passing and My Heart is Broken she was such a Huge Inspiration to me in and out of College. Such a Loving and Caring Woman. She was my Mentor through CAP Services. I'll Forever Love Her. I will Miss Her Sweet Loving Voice and Her Beautiful Smile. I had the Privilege of knowing Deb for about 3 years with Weekly then Bi-Weekly Dates (per se) of Girl Talk, Visiting at My Home and at Her Home. We lost touch once she retired from FVTC and I was just going to write her a letter/message on her FB Page when I got the News of Her Passing. Deb You'll be Missed by So Many Loved One. God has a Beautiful Angel with Wings next to Him. Thank You Deb for all the Great Moments of talk, laughter, camping, lunches, and meetings in your office at FVTC.

Prayers being Sent for Family and Friends of Deb


Deanna Culver and Daughters/Granddaughter

Molly & Bill Dahms left a message on March 14, 2015:

John and family, we are so very sorry for the loss of Deb. And, I am sorry for being so late in expressing this to you. I guess I still have not come to grips with her loss. Seems our families keep losing loved ones to cancer. We had a lot of fun when we were able to get together throughout our life, just wish it had been more often. She will always be one of my favorite cousins, and I will miss her. Much love to you all.

Sue Herscher left a message on March 13, 2015:

My heartfelt thoughts to Deb's family. I enjoyed being considered a colleague of Deb's and assisting with scholarship applications. She was a real gem and an asset to the FVTC Foundation. She will truly be missed.

Pat Condon left a message on March 12, 2015:

My deepest sympathy to Deb's family and her many friends. Deb and I were in the same graduating high school class in Minnesota and imagine our surprise when we both found each other working at FVTC! I retired in June 2014 from department chair and instructor position in the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program. It was a pleasure to work with Deb and the Foundation office over the years to develop scholarships for the OTA students. Deb was good at her job; she was fun and professional. Over the years she and I connected through our work, shared many SORS dinners, and often talked about our growth years in Winona along with current events from "back home". When I retired, Gregg and I moved to western Wisconsin to be closer to more of our family. My thoughts and prayers will be winging their way on Saturday to Appleton for Deb's funeral. Rest in peace, Deb.

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Mike and Franny Ciske left a message on March 9, 2015:

My condolences to the entire family. Deb was just an amazing lady. We bonded well through the years at FVTC. She always smiled and had a positive attitude with every situation she encountered, and my situations as well. She offered good advice always. She was so grateful of the scholarships that my husband (Mike Ciske) and I have given through the years. She will be missed dearly. What a fantastic person. I feel very blessed to have the relationship that we had. I will cherish her always. My deepest sympathy to John and family ♥

Jim Pierce left a message on March 8, 2015:

Serving as Dean of the Business and Marketing Division from 1985-2002 gave me many opportunities to work with Deb. The Skills Olympics program, scholarships, the golf outings, the FVTC Foundation Board and for over 10 years working with her and the FVTC Retiree group were some of them. She was always there with a smile, and a "can do " attitude. She was great to work with, and I feel was the "heart" of the Foundation. She cared deeply about our students and staff. She didn't seem to enjoy being in the lime light, but was always on the sidelines, after making sure the activity was professionally done. I and her many friends will miss her, and thank God for her being part of our lives. My condolences go out to John and the rest of the family. God Bless you Deb.

Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
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