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March 9, 1951 – July 20, 2021

Deborah C. Pawelk was born March 9, 1951 in Glencoe, Minnesota to Leo and Monica Jacques.  She passed away peacefully with her two sons and granddaughter by her side July 20, 2021 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

She was number 6 of 13 children. Debbie was the center of laughter in every event gathering. One of the most memorable things she leaves behind for all of us to share is the afterglow of her bright smile. She made friends easily, and she had many dear friends. She devoted her life to her husband Lenny, children and granddaughter.

Debbie married Lenny (Leonard) Pawelk in 1969. They were married for 38 years, until his passing in 2008. They had 2 sons and 1 granddaughter.

Debbie is survived by her sons: Brandon and Jared Pawelk, as well as her 15 year old granddaughter: Savannah Pawelk. Also survived by brothers and sisters: Sharron Mallak, Terry Jacques, Colleen (Mike) Wedge, Jackie (Phil) Sonstegard, Brad (Lynn) Jacques, Tom Jacques, Shaun Jacques, Brenda (Joe Koppi) Torblaa, Tammy (Elmer) Weinmann, Shannon (Brian) Johnson. Mother-in-law: Adeline Pawelk; sisters-in-law: Jeanette Pavlish, Sandy (Louie) Juncewski and brother-in-law:
Dale Pawelk; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Proceeded in death by her beloved husband: Lenny Pawelk; her parents: Leo and Monica Jacques; brothers: Robert and Patrick Jacques;
father-in-law: Glennard Pawelk; brothers-in-law: David Torblaa and Ray Pavlish.

Debbie’s memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota. Visitation will be from 1-2PM, prayer service beginning at 2PM followed by interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted, MN. Lunch to follow at the American Legion in Winsted, MN.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Beverly Dell

    She will be missed! Her laughter, her sense of humor, her incredibly positive outlook on life. ❤
    Go be with Lenny⚘

  2. Doreen Dolyniuk

    Debbie was such a funny sweet friend way back in our school days. She certainly had the gift of laughter which was priceless.
    Rest In Peace sweet Debbie


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