DEBRA C. FUNK

AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA, MN

Debra C. Funk, of Mora, died on Friday, August 31, 2018 at First Light Health System of Mora.  She was 59 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held 11:00 am., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church of Mora.

MEMORIAL VISITATION  will be held from 5-7 pm. and a Eastern Star service at 7 pm. on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.

Memorials to “Kick Cancer to the Curb” (attn. Julie Kuehn Lange, 1543 Hwy 23, Ogilvie, MN 56358 or attn. Rita Tharp, 1847 Sundet Rd, Mora, MN 55051).

Debra Carol Funk, of Mora, MN passed away on August 31, 2018 at FirstLight Hospital in Mora after a stoic battle with cancer. She was 59 years old.

Debby was born in Minneapolis, MN on November 25, 1958 to Louis and Carol (Etzler) Fosse. She was the fourth of five children for the couple. The family moved around several times and settled in the Brook Park-Hinckley area where she graduated from high school in 1976.

She worked full time at several places while raising her three children. In 2004, she received a degree from East Central Community College where she was often on the Dean’s List for excellent grades. With her degree in Medical Transcription, she worked as a transcriptionist at the Mora Clinic until the department was eliminated. She then went to work at Coborn’s, mostly in the bakery and deli, until her illness made it impossible for her to continue to work.

Debby was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Mora and a member of the Eastern Star. She also volunteered at many events for Pheasants Forever. Debby liked her cats and chickens, to work in her flower garden, to go camping with friends, spending weekends at motels and time with her sister and family. She was happiest at home.

She fiercely loved her children, grandchildren. She lovingly tolerated her husband of 12 years, Dan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Anton Fosse; and sister Judith Blaisdell.

Debby is survived by her husband Dan; children, Teala (Chad) Chromey, Tony (Amanda) Stevenson and Charlton Stevenson; grandchildren, Vitali, Urijah, Enoch, Fairuza “Zuzu”, and Athan; sister Sherry (Ron) Fedder; and brother Lawnie Fosse; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

11 guestbook entries for DEBRA C. FUNK

  1. Mary Jo and Joe Buckley September 2, 2018 at 10:00 am #

    Dan, we are so sorry for your loss of Deb.

  2. Teri Knight September 2, 2018 at 9:07 pm #

    Deb was a light in my life when there was a lot if darkness. My heart goes out to her children, Dan and grandkids.

  3. Al & Kathy Taylor September 2, 2018 at 11:18 pm #

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Debra Funk. Know that we are praying for all of you.
    She is truly in the hands of Jesus.

  4. Helen September 3, 2018 at 12:02 pm #

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I remember all of us as kids growing up. The holidays with grandma Helen, the summer sleepovers.

  5. Ken & Carol Burggraff September 4, 2018 at 11:00 am #

    Debbie was an amazing person. Her quick smile and positive attitude was always there to cheer everyone.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  6. Michelle September 7, 2018 at 9:54 am #

    Sorry for your loss

  7. Sharon Allen September 7, 2018 at 9:59 am #

    My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time. Deb was a beautiful person and will be dearly missed. As the days and years pass by, I pray that your memories help ease your pain as you reflect on good times shared. May our Heavenly Father hear the prayers of your heart and comfort you. Romans 8:26; Psalm 94:19. Loving thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  8. Deanna and John Szczech September 7, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

    So shocked and sorry to hear about Deb’s passing. I did not know she was ill. I only I missed seeing her at Coborn’s where she always had a smile and sweet hello.
    We are so sorry Dan for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this time. God bless.

  9. Sheri Roeschlein September 7, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

    Dan and family…our hearts are with you during this time. So sad you had to lose Debby so soon. She was pure sweetness. She is pain free now and at peace. Many prayers are being said for you, which we hope bring you comfort now and in the days ahead.

  10. Dan & Wendy Lund September 7, 2018 at 5:10 pm #

    Dan, we’re so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

  11. Debby O September 14, 2018 at 4:51 pm #

    So deeply surprised and saddened to hear about Debbys passing. I just read about it. She always had a smile and we teased each when I d see her at Coburns. She never mentioned having cancer and was upbeat. I went to school with her and knew what a sweet person she was. She will be dearly missed. Keeping your family in my prayers.

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