Debra J. Anderson

Debra Jean Anderson, 62, of Shawano, died on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Appleton.

Debra was born in Menomonie, Michigan, on Jan. 16, 1954, to the late Thomas R. and Jean (Ihler) Anderson. She was a kind, gentle, loving woman, who was always willing to help others and adored her beloved pets.

Debra is survived by three sisters, Cheryl (fiancé, Jay Kumm) Anderson, Geri-Lynn (Dave) Popelka and Tami Anderson; three stepsisters, Terry (Craig) Adelbush, Sharon (Tom) Fisher and Dawn Kelly; one stepbrother, Jeff (Carol) Smith; her stepmother, Maggie Anderson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2016, at Divine Savior Lutheran Church in Shawano with the Rev. Paul Kuehn officiating. Inurnment will be in Lake Drive Cemetery in the town of Wescott. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.