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Deborah "Debbie" Weidler

Deborah "Debbie" Lynne Weidler age 61 of New Hampton, IA died Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at her home surrounded by loved ones. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 31, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Rev. Kevin Frey presiding. Interment will follow the service at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg, IA. If you are unable to attend Debbie's funeral please join the family via livestream. https://foveo.stream/hugeback-johnson/debbie-weidler Friends may greet the family from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton, IA. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. 641-394-4334. She was born on April 11, 1961, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in New Hampton, Iowa, to Robert and Lorraine (Winter) Weidler. She was christened and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyd, and soon grew strong in her faith. She later graduated from New Hampton High School in 1979. In her teenage years, Deb was involved in golf and softball, but her weekends would typically involve trips to Chip’s in Lawler where she would disco the night away with friends. Her dance moves earned quite the dance floor reputation. And the loyalty she showed her friends in her youth continued throughout her lifetime. She never knew a stranger and would have given anything to those she called friends. Studying business management at University of Northern Iowa, she graduated in 1983 and began her career in retail with the Kmart Corporation, leading store operations in Lebanon and St. Louis, Missouri. However, in the mid 1980’s she became sick, finding herself in critical condition. It was later discovered she had kidney failure. After two and a half years on dialysis, Deb’s mother became the kidney donor, and in 1987, she was gifted her another chance at life. Upon her recovery, Deb embraced this opportunity and sought to find a new career path that focused on others. She returned to UNI and obtained a degree in social work. She accepted a position as a family therapist and social worker for Alternative Treatment Association (ATT) in Postville, Iowa. Later she accepted an opportunity to work with Lutheran Social Services, pioneering a new West Union territory. During the last part of her career, she returned to ATT where she spent her final working days. Deb was well known in the social workcircle as the one who could manage the more challenging cases. Deb had a unique approach that made a difference for many families who found themselves in some of life’s most challenging situations. Deb had a deep love for her horses. She won many accolades and recognition for both her horsemanship and riding skills. Whether it riding Eagle or Goliath, she was a 4H champion. There was a special kind of peace and enjoyment found with her horses. Deb’s equestrian interests were only second to her love for fishing. She was so pleased the day she purchased her first fishing boat, a dark green beauty with a 25 hp motor. Fishing trips were a highlight, usually in Minnesota or Canada, and always included family, the best of friends and a cozy lakeside cabin. Deb was known to have almost more pictures in her scrapbooks of fish than people. Debbie was a master storyteller, and often used her humor to be the life of the party. It was her passion and perseverance that helped define who she was and what she stood for. In her final days, she was surround by family and friends. The care she received from her exceptional medical team included professionals from Chickasaw County Health (Lisa, Wendy and Shelley) and Cedar Valley Hospice (Andrea, Diane, Amy and the social work team). The comfort of faith was given by Pastor Kevin and Pastor Dan of Trinity Lutheran Church. Deb is survived by her mother, Lorraine and sister, Kathy, and her beloved cat, Twitter; well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Robert; paternal grandparents, Martin and Mary Weidler; maternal grandparents, Erwin and Elsie Winter; and her uncle and godfather, Dennis Winter; uncle Keith Weidler; aunt Connie (Winter) Heussner.

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  1. Lorraine and Kathy, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you! Dena and Zac Palmer and Dean Speicher

  2. Lorraine, Kathy, and family!
    Sorry for your loss! Her and Her father will definitely have some catching up and BS to do! Hugs and prayers ❤️

  3. We are are so sorry. She will really be missed. Such a fun personality and person and friend 🌹

  4. So sorry for your loss. I just sent a card out to her today. She will not suffer any more. Sending prayers.

  5. Lorraine and Kathy, our hearts are so very sad to hear of your loss of Deb. As part of the Comp Systems family we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers and be support for Kathy and you. Deb is at peace now and no longer in pain.

  6. May Deb rest in peace. I am sorry for your loss, Lorraine and Kathy. I have fond memories hanging out with Deb years ago. She truly brought laughter and smilies to all.

  7. So Sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. Our Deepest Sympathies, Thoughts, Prayers 🙏and all our Love to the Family💝 May all your great Memories carry you through this difficult time.
    Dennis and Tina Quam

  8. I have known Deb since her days on dialysis. She was my favorite patient and we became great friends. After her transplant we continued to keep in contact . I remember our Golf outings and lunches at Hunan Gardens. Deb had a great since of humor. She will be missed. To her mom and sister I send my deepest sympathy.- Love from Nurse Judy

  9. I am so sorry to hear that Deb has passed. My prayers and love go out to her family. She was such an amazing story teller and will be missed. We could always count on Deb to make us smile and laugh.

    Jana Pleggenkuhle

  10. Lorraine so sorry for your loss Debbie will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and always. Love Jan & Jerry

  11. Lorraine and Kathy so sorry for your loss, may the good memories help you thru this sad time. My sympathy and prayers are with you. Marian Gebel.

  12. Tom and I send our deepest heartfelt sympathies to you, Lorraine and Kathy. We have so many fun memories with Debbie in high school and college; at your house with the family. We are so sorry for your great loss. Love Tom n lu

  13. So sorry for your loss, you have my sympathy Lorraine and Kathy Weidler . I am thinking of the Weidler family.

  14. My condolences to her mom and sister…Deb got me through college chemistry lab I will always grateful and I always had a great time with Deb…rest in peace dear friend you will be missed💕

  15. I appreciate being able to join you on-line for the service this morning. The memories shared reflected how I remember Deb – having much joy, connection, and perseverance. God be with your family.

  16. Deb was the first person in my dorm room my freshman year at UNI. She brought me out of my shell. I will always remember her big heart. Rest easy my friend.

    Mary Gamache

  17. I just heard of Deb’s passing. She was such a wonderful woman. Deb was a social worker for my family, and as a young child going through tough times, she was always putting a smile on my face with her wit, humor and uplifting personality.
    She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by many people. My sympathy is with her family.

  18. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Deb. I just realized as I was looking to reconnect. She lived next door to me in the dorm at UNI. Always lots of fun! I regret not keeping in touch.
    Sympathy to the family.
    Robin Proescholdt

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