Deborah Lynn Cilwa, 47, of Gaylord, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2021.
She was the daughter of Richard Cilwa and Donna (Prusakiewicz) Jelonek, born on May 6, 1974, in Gaylord, Michigan.
Deborah enjoyed crafting and gardening. She was well known in the kitchen for making traditional Polish dishes. Deborah could be easily found in a group by her infectious smile and giggle. She had a very bubbly personality and was always fun to be with. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Raymond and Amelia Cilwa, and Raymond and Bernadette Prusakiewicz.
Deborah is survived by her parents; children, Stephen Barber, Cassie Barber, and Shania Huff; grandchildren, Collin and Connor; sister, Ann-Marie (Chuck) Wilson; nieces, Jacqueline Cilwa-Wilson, Jennifer Cilwa-Wilson and nephew, Charles Wilson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Mary Cathedral, 606 N. Ohio Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735. Visitation will start at the church at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Otsego County Animal Shelter, 256 Fairview Rd., Gaylord, MI 49735.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.