Deborah R. Rash
1952 - 2021
July 12, 1952
April 22, 2021

Deborah R. Rash

LA CROSSE - Deborah R. Rash, 68, of La Crosse, passed away at Gundersen Health System on Thursday, April 22, 2021. She was born in Great Lakes, IL on July 12, 1952 to Leonard and Doris (Naas) Rash.

Deborah was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. She worked for Trane Company for 40+ years. She enjoyed going to work and worked hard to solve any problems that she could for others. Her motto at work was always "Can Do, Will Do, Happy Too". She always wanted to be "undercover", whether it meant hiding from any and all cameras or shopping for the sole purpose of giving to others, not needing or wanting recognition for it. Gambling and chocolate were also her passions.

Deborah is survived by her only daughter, (former spouse, George Besl), Annie M. Besl (partner Chad Beeler and his son, Carter) of Bangor, WI; her pride and joy, her only grandson, Zaidyn M. Ostrem; along with a brother, Douglas (Gail) Rash of Waynesville, OH and a sister, Merry Rash of Wilton Manors, FL. She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris M. Rash; father, Leonard Rash; step-father, G.J. Lanhart and two brothers: Patrick J Rash and Leonard "Jorn" Rash Jr.

A private family gathering to celebrate Debi's life will be held. Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services of La Crosse is assisting the family. The family encourages anyone to share their memories of Debi in the online guest book, available at

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Published by La Crosse Tribune on Apr. 25, 2021.
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Rest In Peace Deb. You were the best at everything you did. It was an honor to work with you.
Rick Mickschl
May 2, 2021
My condolences on your lost. Deb was a great person.
Carl Storandt
April 30, 2021
Annie, I truly enjoyed your mom for the person she was and I enjoyed my many conversations with her. So sorry for your loss.
Bonnie Lunde
April 27, 2021
I was so sorry to hear of Debi´s passing. We had many connections through our lives together; high school classmates, co-workers at KMart and Trane Company . So many fond memories of Debi...... Heartfelt sympathies to her family.
April 26, 2021
I was so sorry to hear of Debi’s passing. Debi and I go way back to K-Mart working together in the 70’s. We had a lot of fun together back then. Haven’t seen Debi too much over the years but was always the same Debi when I did. Condolences to all of Debi’s family.
Lyn Kish
April 25, 2021
We were fortunate to get to know Debi -(many years have now passed)-as we babysat for Annie for some years.Debi was a wonderful Mom and very giving to our family.My two sons,Kevin&Justin grew up with Annie who was like a little sister&one of our own.We were blessed to know Debi and we all give our sympathy and love to Annie and her family during this time.
Kathy Durfey
April 25, 2021
My heart goes out to Debi's family in this difficult time...My deepest sympathy to you all! Debi was a friend & classmate of mine. Great fun & memories of times together I have! She was a caring & kind person! Debi will be missed greatly by her family & friends.
Roxanne Nehring
April 25, 2021
I worked with Debi thru safety and H.R. for many many years she was a very caring and giving person .My thoughts and Prayer's are with you and your Family. R.I.P. Debi gone but not forgotten forever in our hearts .
Doug schacht
April 25, 2021
Sending Prayers and Condolences to Debi's Family at this Sad time. I worked with Debi at Trane Company for many years. Debi was a very Positive person.
April 24, 2021
I have so many memories of aunt Debi. She was such a giving and caring person and never asked for anything in return. She will be missed by many. ❤❤
Kelly Weber
April 24, 2021
Sorry for your loss. My husband and I enjoyed working with Debi whether it was HR or safety. She was always so friendly and helpful.
Jean and Steve Starch
April 24, 2021