Debra Lynn Jurges
1961 - 2020
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Debra Lynn Jurges
Debra Lynn Jurges (DeChane), 59, of Bad Axe passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 at McLaren Bay Region. She was born on June 28, 1961, in Bellflower, Ca. to Harold and Kathleen DeChane. She married Timothy Jurges on Dec. 29, 1979 at Ubly Presbyterian Church, and he survives.
Also surviving are her children Cory (Dan) DeChane, James (Erin) Ligrow, Merritt Ligrow, James (Pamela) Jurges, Katylyn Jurges, and Juliea (Dakota) Jurges; nine grandchildren; sisters Korin (Bill) Robarge, Debbie Bultman; goddaughter Amanda Robarge; father-in-law Duane Jurges; siblings-in-law John (Trina) Jurges and family, Deborah (Matt) Glander and family, Howard (Mary) Jurges and family, Matt (Nancy) Jurges and family, Janet (Ryan) Leppek and family; lifelong best friends Donna Bohn, and Tammara Langley.
She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Kathleen DeChane; her brother Richard DeChane; and sister Julie (DeChane) Armbruster.
A member of the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church, Deb wore many hats in her lifetime. She was a manager, an occupational therapist, and she worked as an EMT. The hat she was proudest to wear though was that of mother. Above all, family was everything to Deb. Her idea of the perfect day was just to have all her family under one roof. She had a wicked sense of humor and always went out of her way to make sure everyone was included. You didn't have to be blood to be a part of her family, and once you were in, there was no getting out. She leaves behind a great legacy and so much love.
In light of recent events there will be no showing or funeral services at this time.
Memorial Contributions may be sent to 230 W Richardson Rd Bad Axe, Mi 48413
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Published in Huron Daily Tribune on Dec. 29, 2020.
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