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Obituary for Debra Ann Yohe


Debra Ann Yohe, 51, of Houston, Minn., passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center, La Crosse.
She was born November 23, 1959, in West Union, Iowa, to Harvey and Edith (Worchel) Howard. On July 5, 1983, Debra married James Yohe at their farm in Houston, Minnesota and they celebrated 27 wonderful years of marriage together. Deb worked in construction during the completion of the AmericInn in Caledonia. She then became employed in housekeeping for the AmericInn, Caledonia, and later for Valley View Health Care Center in Houston, Minn. After receiving her Certified Nursing Assistant training, Deb was employed as a CNA for Caledonia Care and Rehab and later Tweeten Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove, Minn. In addition to working outside the home, she was best known for being a loving homemaker for her family. Deb was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Survivors include her loving husband, Jim; five children, Shane Yohe of Rochester, Minn., Sheri (Chad) Cushion of Mabel, Minn., and Derrick (Stacy) Yohe, Rosie Yohe, and James Yohe, Jr., all of Houston, Minn.; one granddaughter, Olivia Grace Yohe; one sister, Eunice Howard of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; four brothers, Vern (Diane) Howard of Bella Vista, Ark., Dale (Pam) Howard of Great Falls, Mont., Jim (Betty) Howard of Waukon, Iowa, and Jerry Howard of Clermont, Iowa; her mother-in-law, Alvina Yohe of Houston, Minn.; two sisters-in-law, Betty Howard of Monona, Iowa and Phyllis Howard of Clermont, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
Debra was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Roy and Chuck Howard; one nephew, Mark Howard; her father-in-law, Robert Yohe, Sr.; and one sister-in-law, Cheryl Howard.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at 1:00 p.m., at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, 518 W. Main St., Caledonia. Rev. Mike Tuionetoa will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12 noon until the time of service. Online condolence may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.