Debra Schlemmer

July 31, 1961-Nov. 11, 2013

DE PERE, Wis. – Services for Debra L. Schlemmer, 52, De Pere, Wis., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2066 Lawrence Drive, De Pere, Wis. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery in De Pere, Wis. MALCORE (West) Funeral Home in Green Bay, Wis., is assisting the family, 920-499-4100.

She was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born July 31, 1961, in Winona to Marcia (Rebers) and Roger Nelson. Debbie attended Cottonwood High School and graduated in 1979. On May 19, 1984, she married David Schlemmer at English Lutheran Church in Cottonwood. They were blessed with three children, Stacy, Sarah and Jon. Debbie enjoyed working with children and was employed at Lakeview Elementary School in Cottonwood prior to working many years at the West and East De Pere School Districts. Debbie was actively involved with her church, especially in the Sunday school program. She also enjoyed baking, photography, spending time with family, watching Jon play baseball, and being a loving mother and wife.

Debbie is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, David, De Pere, Wis.; three children, Stacy Schlemmer, De Pere, Sarah (and John) Kumm, Grafton, Wis., and Jon Schlemmer, De Pere; two brothers, Lyle Nelson, Luverne and Todd (and Shannon) Nelson, Cottonwood; three sisters, Vicki Czaplewski, Cindy (and Chuck) Westby, and Patti Henthorne, all of Winona; five brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Gary (and Jill) Schlemmer, Lynd, Richard (and Mary) Schlemmer, Milroy, Brad Schlemmer, Milroy, Marty (and Roxanne) Schlemmer, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Terry Redding, Marshall; mother, Marcia Nelson, Cottonwood; and mother-in-law, Verlaine Schlemmer, Marshall.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Nelson; father-in-law, Harold Schlemmer; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Schlemmer and Deborah Redding; and birth mother, Marlys Jaszewski.