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Obituary for Debra Lynn Walden

Debra Lynn Walden, 56, of La Crosse passed away unexpectedly at her mother’s home in La Crosse on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Debra was born August 26, 1963 in La Crosse to Curtis and Mary (Sherer) Walden. She graduated from Central High School in 1981 and then attended WWTC. Debra was employed at Beadle-Ewing Insurance, the Radisson Hotel and Hogan Administrative Center in her younger years. She had also enjoyed this time serving as Vice President & Secretary for the La Crosse Jaycees and chairing the Toys for Tots Campaign before encountering a long struggle with health issues. Debra enjoyed writing, photography, watching NASCAR and the Green Bay Packer games with her dad. She loved spending time with her family, especially her nephew Maxwell. She loved singing, dancing, and playing games with him. Debra was a caring daughter, sister and aunt. She is survived by her mother, Mary; brother, Dennis; sister, Dawn; nephew, Maxwell Berndt, and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Curtis and her maternal and paternal grandparents. Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm, on Friday, March 13, 2020 at the Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes, and Crematory, Woodruff Chapel, La Crosse. Pastor Bruce Iverson will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 11:30 until the time of service at the funeral home. Online condolence may be sent at