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Deborah Denise Pritchard

Deborah Denise Pritchard, age 55 of Walker, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009 at her home.

Debbi was born October 18, 1953 in Dawson to LaVern and Alice (Devick) Hansen.

Following high school she lived in the Park Rapids area before moving to Hackensack where she worked for many years for Bill Johnson and John Nelson at the Yellow Brick Road. She was currently employed at Northern Lights Casino as a supervisor in food service. Deborah loved spending time with her grandchildren, Chase and Grace. She had the ability to capture their imaginations with her storytelling and secrets shared. She also enjoyed spending time at the casino, going to garage sales, reading, baking and cooking. She was kind, good hearted, had a wonderful sense of humor and put others' needs ahead of her own. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.

Debbi is survived by her mother, Alice Hallman; daughter, Amy (Andrew) Leuma; two grandchildren; Chase and Grace; brother, Bob (Cheryl) Hansen; three sisters, Sue (Larry) Pickett, Linda (Tom) Maloney, Shirley (Sonny) Sundquist; Amy's father, Bob Pritchard; and her nieces and nephews. She is also survived by stepbrother Harvey (Laurie) Hallman and two step sisters, Chris (Wayne) Gaston and Kyla Hallman.

She was preceded in death by her father LaVern Hansen; brother, Michael; step father, George Hallman.

Memorial services were held Saturday, May 16 at Union Congregational Church in Hackensack with Rev. Michael Small officiating.

Dennis Funeral Home of Walker was in charge of arrangements.