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Obituary for Debra June Slindee


Debra June Slindee of LaCrosse, Wis. passed away unexpectedly in her home on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. She was born February 21, 1957 to Gladys (Pederson) and Harlin Slindee. She graduated from Central High School in La Crosse. Debra was a caregiver at heart. Always putting others first. She owned a family daycare for 15 years, then found a passion for working with the disabled and elderly. She brought joy and hope into the lives of many. She loved all animals, expecially her cat Simon. She is survived by her mother, Gladys Pederson; sister, Susan Slindee; Aunt and Uncle, Ellen and Don Covert; four children, William Klimek( Roberta Klimek), Jennifer Klimek, Jonathan Klimek (Jessica Klimek) and Abigail Klimek (Jesse Erickson) eleven grandchildren; Brandon Klimek, Elijah Klimek, Hannah Klimek, Jackson Klimek, Monica Klimek, Jaidelyn Nordlund , Madelyn Nordlund, Jacob Peck, Jonathan Klimek Jr, Shanice Klimek and Donovan Klimek Debra's significant other and great friend; Leonard "Bo" Erickson with whom she loved spending her days. And many other family and friends. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Harris and Vera Slindee; her father, Harlin Slindee and step father, Carrol Pederson Special thank you to her nephew; Robert Mulholland, who was always there for her, she was so greatful for all he did. She loved him dearly and looked forward to every single visit. Celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in LaCrosse. Pastor John Parkyn will officiate. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in La Crosse. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com In lieu of flowers, monetary gifts would be greatly appreciated in Debra’s memory.