October 21, 1955 ~ November 25, 2020

Born in: Evansville, IN
Resided in: Glendale, WI

Deborah Johnson, 65, of Glendale, WI passed away on November 25, 2020. She was born in Evansville, IN October 21, 1955 to David T. and Ruth (Spray) Johnson of Owensville, IN. Deborah was valedictorian of the Owensville High School class of 1973 and received her Bachelor and Master’s degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Her career in Human Resource Management took her to Evanston, IL, Maui, HI, and Milwaukee, WI.

She was preceded in death by her father David Johnson.

Deborah is survived by her mother Ruth Johnson; brother David (Vickie) Johnson; and niece Allison (Michael) Werres.

Holder’s Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Deborah. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society or Animal Rescue Shelter of your choice.

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  1. Joy Nelson
    I met Deborah when we worked at Planned Parenthood in Milwaukee. I liked her so much I talked her into becoming our Operations Manager for our vacation rentals on Maui. She lived with us in our Haiku home from 2002-2006 and was a consummate professional in all she did. She was always a pleasure to be around with her sharp wit and hearty laugh. We kept in touch over the years; her Maui friends and I will miss her.

  2. Beautiful memories of an awesome woman!It was an honor to know her and work with her.She was so professional and thorough in her work and thoughtful and kind along her life’s journey.We cherish the memories of sunset dinners at the Nelson home in Kula with Her family.
    Love and prayers to Ruth,David,Vickie,Allison&Michael as you were the loves of her life.

  3. I knew Deborah on Maui. She was a very good person, trustworthy and lived her life with integrity. So very sad to hear of this loss.

  4. There is much that was admirable and lovable about Deborah. I admired her character, her exceptional work ethic, and her impressive competence. I appreciated her sense of humor and wry wit, which brought much laughter to our lives. I valued her kindness and loyalty, which added richness to our 30+ year friendship. She is irreplaceable. Rob, my husband, and I will miss her. Our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.

  5. Deborah was the HR director at CSU when I was in administration. We did many things together to be of service to the University. She was a pleasure to work with no matter what had to be done. She was competent and caring. I thought the world of her.

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