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Deborah K. Stienmetz

Published: Saturday, March 2, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

OREGON – Deborah Kay Stienmetz, 58, of Oregon, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at her home.

She was born March 31, 1954, in Stanley, Wis., the daughter of Victor and Helen (Guyette) Drozd. Deborah married Ted E. Stienmetz on May 2, 1980. She was active in the community by being a Girl Scout leader, softball coach, and a Pampered Chef representative. She also enjoyed volunteering for Autumn on Parade, the park district, Habitat for Humanity, Oregon Ambulance Service, and working with CPR and first aid at Nash. In her spare time, she enjoyed making baskets, doing jigsaw puzzles, and baking cakes. Deborah always had a warm smile and a positive attitude that never gave up. Her door was always open, and there would be cookies on top of the fridge.

She is survived by her husband, Ted of Oregon; children, Rick (Marcie) Nielsen of Rockford, and Nikki Stienmetz and Jeremy Stienmetz, both of Oregon; five grandchildren, Jared Lamb, and Matthew, Christopher, Nathan, and Andrew Nielsen; and siblings, Dan (Kathy) Drozd and Diana (Ray) Lewis, both of Oregon.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Candy Morris officiating. Burial will be at Lighthouse Cemetery in Oregon.

A memorial fund has been established in her name.

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