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Debra Lynn VanHandel

F, b. May 12, 1959, d. September 23, 2015

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Biography

  • Birth: Debra Lynn VanHandel was born on May 12, 1959 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 23, 2015, at age 56, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Debra Lynn Wavrunek, 56, Green Bay, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at home with family, after a brief battle with cancer. Deb was born May 12, 1959, in Green Bay to William and Janice Van Handel. She married Mike Wavrunek on July 11, 1981. In August of 1999, Deb and Mike started their arts and crafts business together.

    Debra was a longtime member and volunteer for St. Phillip the Apostle School. She also volunteered for Grad Night at Preble High School. Deb enjoyed her bus trips to the Casino. She had a passion for her craft work and going to the arts and crafts shows. Deb also enjoyed playing in her dart and volleyball leagues, and spending time up north with her family and playing cribbage. However, she had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and loved spending time with them.

    Debra is survived by her husband, Michael Wavrunek; sons, David (Jennifer) Wavrunek and Jacob (Jolie) Wavrunek; grandchildren, Claire, Jack and Lincoln Wavrunek; brothers, Michael (Carolyn) Van Handel and Ronald (Jennifer) Van Handel; sister, Stacy (Elliot) Ness; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Rosemary Wavrunek; sisters-in-law, Christine Wavrunek, Sharon Wavrunek and Linda (Brian) Derewicz; best friends, Barb and Al Ledvina; aunts, uncles,nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

    She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Norbert and Marie Schmechel and William and Marie Van Handel.

    Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 2:00-6:00pm on Sunday. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 6:00pm on Sunday at the Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at St. Phillip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St., from 9:00-11:00am on Monday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00am on Monday at the Church with Rev. David Koch officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Deb's name.

    Deb's family would like to thank her neighbors, Bonnie and Joe, Larry and Mary, Lloyd and Lois, as well as the staffs of St. Vincent Hospital and Unity Hospice for all of their support and care.

Michael Wavrunek

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Family: Debra Lynn VanHandel (b. May 12, 1959, d. September 23, 2015)

David Wavrunek

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Jacob Wavrunek

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Michael James VanHandel

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Carolyn Marie Nevala

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Jennifer Judith Hetzel

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Stacy VanHandel

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Family: Elliot Ness

Elliot Ness

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Christine Wavrunek

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Sharon Wavrunek

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Linda Wavrunek

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Brian Derewicz

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Gavin Bradley

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Wyatt Bradley

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Vayda Lee Baker

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Rosalie Duprey

F, b. 1818, d. 1890

Family: August Gerarden (b. 1811, d. 1886)

Biography

  • Birth: Rosalie Duprey was born in 1818.
  • Marriage: She and August Gerarden were married.
  • Death: Rosalie Duprey died in 1890, at age ~72.

Patrick Rooney

M, b. 1830, d. 1870

Family: Catherine McIntee (b. 1830, d. 1900)

Biography

  • Birth: Patrick Rooney was born in 1830 in Ireland.
  • Marriage: He and Catherine McIntee were married on July 14, 1851 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Patrick Rooney died in 1870, at age ~40.

Catherine McIntee

F, b. 1830, d. 1900

Family: Patrick Rooney (b. 1830, d. 1870)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine McIntee was born in 1830 in Ireland.
  • Marriage: She and Patrick Rooney were married on July 14, 1851 in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: Catherine McIntee died in 1900, at age ~70.

Mary Adda Lydia Gerarden

F, b. July 12, 1895, d. October 6, 1901

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Biography

  • Birth: Mary Adda Lydia Gerarden was born on July 12, 1895 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 6, 1901, at age 6, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.