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Debbie Paul

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Debbie Paul, age 68, of Gaylord, MI, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Debbie was born in Toledo, Ohio, on May 30, 1954, to Earl and Shirley Paul. She was a 1974 graduate of Bedford Senior High School in Temperance, MI. She had a passion for frogs and a smile that lit up a room. She also loved rock music.

Debbie is survived by four siblings, Karla Shearer of Sturgis, MI, Sherie Volmar of Sturgis, MI, Kevin Paul of Gaylord, and Beth (Josh) Workman of Bonita Springs, FL; 12 nieces and nephews; 12 great-nieces and great-nephews; one great-great- nephew; and her best friend, Ruthie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dean and Shirley Paul.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. from the Nelson Funeral Home, with Reverend Derek Hagland, officiating. Visitation at the funeral home will begin on Friday, November 18, at 1:00 p.m.

(Before her death, Debbie told her family that anyone attending her funeral should come wearing bright-colored clothing; not black.)

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

8 comments on “Debbie Paul”

  1. I will miss you 🐸 frog, you and mama can party like Rockstars now. I miss you both

    Thank you! Karla Sherry and Kevin
    For all, you have done for your mom and Debbie
    Over the years!

  2. My cousin, Debbie, was a warrior who didn’t allow challenges to define who she was nor what she could do. Her beauty shined through her positive personality and attitude. At this time of the year, our thoughts turn to being thankful. We should all be thankful for having had Debbie in our lives and remember her as an example of a purposeful life to which each of us should aspire.

  3. Laurie (Keeler) Althaus

    I will always remember Debbie listening to music in her room while rocking in her chair. She always had a smile on her face. Now she is an Angel in Heaven.

  4. Karlene Schumacher.

    Because of Debbie we learned of possibilities, determination, and smiling our way through life’s trials. She taught us not to be afraid of someone different and that the word ‘handicapped’ only meant you had to find another way to do things. For being so much younger, you sure had extraordinary wisdom. Thank you for being a part of our lives. Your smile will not be forgotten.

  5. “Debber’s,” my ‘Froggy gal!’ Possessing great intelligence ranging from A-Z, extremely multi-talented; creative (regarding your writing skills, including your journaling and author of many excellent stories along with phenomenal free-handed works of art and so much more!) You surely will be missed, but with our Lord pain-free and at peace. I’ll forever cherish our random and humorous conversations-banter. I feel honored and blessed to have been one of your helpers. And I will always lovingly reminisce
    on watching some of our favorite tv programs, Dvds; cartoons-Flinstones, Life in the ER, and Little House on the Prairie, to name a few. Last but not least, your tremendous love of your always supportive, loving family and bestie, Ruthie!~

  6. I did not know you long or well, but I know I have great regard for how you lived your life.- with strong positivity, ability to adapt and a great big smile! You have been a blessing to many and will be missed. I will miss our conversations.

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