Deborah Sehl

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Deborah Jeanne Sehl, beloved daughter of Gertrude B. Sehl and the late Francis Sehl, born Dec. 11, 1952, passed away peacefully at her home in Rochester on July 26, 2014, after a lengthy illness.

Deb graduated from Lourdes High School in Rochester and Fontbonne College in St. Louis, Mo.

Deb was a high school teacher and taught business at Woodbridge High School in Woodbridge, Va., for over 25 years. She was very proud of the impact she had on her students, and was an avid fan and loyal supporter of her students' sports teams.

She will be missed by her mother, Beatrice; loving siblings, Ed (Jeri) Sehl, Sue (Carl) Rowold, Cheri (Larry) Estes, Cindy (Jim) Schmit, Pam (Barry) Zins, John (Donna) Sehl, Sheila (Rick) Hutchison, Mike (Jenny) Sehl, Marty (Theresa) Sehl, Jim (Wendy) Sehl, Maureen (Fred) Owusu, and Shaun Sehl; 22 nieces and nephews; and 13 grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Francis; one sister, Barb; and infant brother, Anthony Joseph.

Deb loved cats, especially her two Persians, Vegas and Reno, who lived to be 22.

With a December birthday, Deb loved Christmas, and collected snowmen figurines and Snow Village houses. Her happiest times were spent visiting with her family during the holidays, and other family occasions.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at St. Pius X Catholic Church with the Rev. David Byrne officiating.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the Mass on Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Paws and Claws.

Online condolences are welcome at

"Our family is a circle of strength and love. With every birth and every union the circle grows. Every joy shared adds more love. Every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger." Author unknown.

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Macken Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1105 12th Street SouthEast
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 282-1075
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Published in The Post-Bulletin on July 29, 2014
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