Debra Anne Johnson, Edgerton, WI (1956 - 2012)
August 14, 1956 - October 27, 2012
Debra Anne (Reilly) Johnson, 56, was granted her angel wings on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Her final days were spent surrounded by her loving family. Deb's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her love, creativity and free spirit understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives.
Deb was born on Aug. 14, 1956, in Edgerton, daughter of Ruth (Trulson) Reilly and the late Earl "Lefty" Reilly. She was a member of Central Lutheran Church, Edgerton, where she served as youth director for a few years. Deb inspired many throughout her career as a passionate interior designer, within her own business and at Home Depot. Her favorite things were traveling, beach combing, dancing, crafting, going to garage sales and auctions, and collecting angels and butterflies. Her special love was spending time with her family and friends.
Deb is survived by two daughters, Rikka (Josh) Axcell and Greta (Thaddeus) Johnson; one cat, Frank; her mother Ruth Reilly; two sisters, Angie (Scott) Ruosch and Brenda (Ed) Olstad; three brothers, Dan (Marcia) Reilly, Randy Reilly and David (Kari) Reilly, all of Edgerton; many nieces, nephews cousins and friends.
A gathering and celebration of Deb's life will be held from 1 until 4 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the ANGIE AND SCOTT RUOSCH RESIDENCE, (642 NEWVILLE STREET) EDGERTON. The EHLERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES of Edgerton, is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed at ehlertfuneralhome.com