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October 31, 1955 ~ July 10, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Deborah Jean Meyer, 67 of Aitkin passed away Monday, July 10, 2023 at her home. She was born October 31, 1955 in Perham to Clarence “Sonny” and Lucille (Bormann) Brasel. She grew up on the family dairy farm located on the south end of Big Pine Lake. While in high school Deb worked at Jon’s Hamburger Hollow. She graduated from Perham High School in 1973, then attended Fergus Falls Community College where she earned her LPN degree and worked at the New York Mills Hospital until 1975. She married Jon K. Steblay on June 7, 1975 at St. John’s Corliss Church in Perham and shortly after they moved to Aitkin. Together they had one child: Carma J. Steblay, born December 22, 1978. They divorced in 1982. Deb worked at Francin’s Clothing Store for a year and then from 1979 to 1984 she worked for the Ripple River Medical Center.
On March 24, 1984 Deb was united in marriage to David W. Meyer at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Aitkin. With her marriage to David, the blended family grew to three children: Kari Ann, Carma Jean, and Dana Lea. She worked at Anoka Pediatrics in Coon Rapids and the family lived in East Bethel until 1985 when they moved to Rancho Cucamonga, CA. While in California she worked for Dr. Cavanaugh, a dermatology Surgeon in Upland, CA. as well as for Competition Systems in Cerritos, CA., building data acquisition cabling for racing vehicles. In 1989 they moved back to Eden Prairie, Minnesota where she worked for St. Hubert’s CCD program in Chanhassen, Rudin Structures in Minneapolis, and continued working for Competition Systems in CA. In 1991 the family moved back to Aitkin where Deb worked for Aicota Health Care Center and continued with Competition Systems for several years. She then began working exclusively for Gas Training and Development LLC of Aitkin, MN.
In life, her greatest time was spent with family and friends. She also enjoyed sewing and quilting, especially those projects she did that had great meaning for those she loved.
She was preceded in death by her father Sonny Brasel of Perham.
Deb is survived by her husband David Meyer of Aitkin; three Daughters: Carma (Rick) Miller of Aitkin, Kari (Ryan) Schugel of Clear Lake, Dana (Aaron) Zierden of Eagle Bend; five Grandchildren: Lyla Miller, Allison and Ethan Schugel, Jarrett and Emmett Zierden; Mother Lucille (Bormann) Brasel of Perham; two Sisters: Cindy (Kent) Verville of Milaca and Lisa (Kevin) Huwe of Alexandria; two Nieces Sadie (Chad) Crowe and Heather Stomberg; Sister-in-law: Kathy Galliger; her Best Friends, the WOA’s: Bonnie (Tom) O’Neil, Gloria Paulbeck (deceased), Jayne (Chuck) Anderson and Judy (Gary) Kopp; and many other special friends who mourn her passing.
Funeral service will be 11:00am – Friday, July 21, 2023 at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Pastor Reggie Denton will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Aitkin. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Aitkin. Go to www.srtfuneral.com to leave a message of condolence.