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Deborah Jane Modrow, age 62 of Delano, Minnesota formerly of Waconia, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at The Estate of Delano in Delano, Minnesota.  She was born on September 26, 1959 in Cass Lake, Minnesota the daughter of Bernice Ross.  She grew up and lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota until she moved to Waconia, Minnesota in 2000.  Deborah was a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.

Deb loved adventures, liked to have fun, always ready to try a new adventure.  she was spontaneous and sensitive.  Deborah had a love of food, always cooking and baking, which she learned from watching her grandma.  She was a friendly, comforting person who could bring people out of their comfort zone to enjoy life.  Deborah was a animal lover, especially dogs.  she enjoyed attending pow-wows, auto shows, being outdoors, poetry and engaging in conversation.  Deborah was a loving person and will be greatly missed by many.

Survived by her sisters; Margaret (Bernie) Bondurant and Roxy Schindler; brothers: Greg Johnson, Rodney Johnson and Johnny Ross Jr.; several nieces, nephews and many other loving relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her adoptive parents: Walter and Dorothy (Deutsch) Modrow and many other loving relatives and friends.

A Funeral Mass Service for Deborah Modrow will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at the Church of Gichitwaa Kateri in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Officiating will be Minister Robert Haarman and Father Stan Sledz.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota assisted the family with funeral arrangements.  On-line condolences can be directed to

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