Obit: Depa, Debrah J. (1964 2019)


Surnames: Depa, Wilbur, Shilts, Zaborowski, Kane, Tiller, Staves, Slowiak

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08 Aug 2019

Depa, Debrah J. (27 JAN 1964 31 JUL 2019)

Debrah J. Depa, 55, of Chippewa Falls, town of LaFayette, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Debrah was born January 27, 1964, in Stanley, the daughter of Larry and Judith (Wilbur) Shilts. She worked at Anderson Windows.

On August 31, 1996, Debrah married Leonard Depa at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Thorp. She was a member of Notre Dame Church.

Debrah enjoyed quilting, camping, gardening, flowers and her cat, Daisy. She also cherished the time she spent with her husband and all the family, especially the kids. Debrah is survived by her husband, Lenny; three brothers, Brian, Rick and Greg Shilts; four sisters, Cindy (Bob) Zaborowski, Missy (Leo) Kane, Carrie (Bernie Staves) Shilts and Sherrie (Joe) Tiller; brothers-in- law, Larry (Jackie) Depa and Paul (Rachel) Depa; sister-in-law, Donna (Dean) Slowiak; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Debrah was preceded in death by her parents; and her in-laws, Peter and Margaret Depa.

Funeral services was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August i, at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls. Rev. Jesse Burish was celebrant of the funeral Mass. Interment was at Hope Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.
Friends were able call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service-s at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the church. The ladies of Notre Dame recited the rosary at 1 p.m. and there was a Christian vigil service at 5 p.m. both on Sunday at the church.

Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls was in charge of arrangements.

Family and friends may express condolences online at



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