Debra “Deb” M. Mahutga


Debra Marie Mahutga, 66, of Whitehall, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes, with her family by her side, Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall.

Debra was born April 16, 1955, to John and Janice (Servais) Rumpel at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Arcadia. After graduating from Arcadia High School, Debra worked at Arcadia Fryers/Gold’n Plump until she retired. After retiring she worked managing and cleaning apartments in the Independence and Whitehall area.

Deb was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She loved to watch movies and her favorite TV shows. Deb had the knack of being able to find the perfect gift for her loved ones and had great style. She enjoyed decorating and spending time with her loving partner, Greg, and working side-by-side on their hobby farm.

Debra will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Emily Abley; her mother, Janice Rumpel; siblings: Michael (Sandy) Rumpel, James (Mary) Rumpel, Julie (John) Severson and Joseph (Jessica) Rumpel; grandchildren: Michael Heffner, Nathaniel Heffner, Brianna Heffner, Alexis Beck, Hannah Abley and Connor Abley; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Debra was preceded in death by her loving partner, Greg Jurowski; her father, John Rumpel; her daughter, Keri; and her grandparents.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 25, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery, both in Independence. Father George Thayilkuzhithottu will officiate.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall where a prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service on Friday. 

Memorials may be designated to Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and School.

Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall is assisting the family with arrangements.

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