In Memory

Debra Peshak (Schlegel)

Debra Peshak (Schlegel)

Obituaries for Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008

Debra A. (Peshak) Schlegel

Debra A. (Peshak) Schlegel, 48, of La Crosse passed away at her home Friday, Oct. 24, 2008. She was born in La Crosse on Nov. 29, 1959, to Robert J. and Ruth A. (Lee) Peshak. Debra married Randy Schlegel at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in La Crosse on June 19, 1981, and they later divorced. She graduated cum laude from Viterbo University with a double major in psychiatry and nursing. After graduation, she worked for a few years as a nurse at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

In addition to her parents of La Crosse, she is survived by one sister Susan (Douglas) Miller of Waterloo, Wis., one brother Daniel Peshak of Lewisville, Texas, her nieces Kristin Miller of Plover, Wis., and Laura Miller of Minneapolis, Minn., and nephew Curtis (Stephanie) Miller of Monroe, Wis. She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in La Crosse. The Rev. David Olson will officiate. Burial will follow in Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Monday until the time of services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Viterbo nursing program. Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at

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09/17/13 11:10 AM #1    

Mary Schneider

Debbie and I were good friends at Blessed Sacrament! She loved rock collecting and stone polishing.  She kept a bulletin board with all of her favorite things posted on it. Once a stranger gave her a paper flower, or some other little momento. She had that pinned on that Bulletin Board and loved the sentiment behind it. RIP Debbie, I enjoyed being your friend.

07/14/18 07:46 PM #2    

Lois Roberts (Hines)

I found some pics of Debbie in my old high school collection and posted them under my profile for now.  I couldn't see a way to add them here.  She was such a sweet and beautiful young woman...a life cut too short.

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