Deborah S. Eberman, 69

Deborah S. Eberman, 69, was welcomed into God’s kingdom on August 16, 2022.

“Debbie” was preceded in death by her father, James F. Simpson, her aunt, Betty Sebastian, and grandparents, Clara Lillian and Fred Wade.

She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, William Preston Eberman Jr.; two children, Micah James Eberman (Amy), and Audra Dee Warzynski (Kurt); sisters Kathy Finch (Jimmy), Janie Gurisco (Charlie), and Glenda Simpson (Misty); six nieces include Natalie, Ashley, Hallie, Jimmy Kay, Monte Clair, Jamie; nine grandchildren / grand-nephews, Juna, Kellan, Riley, Cale, Presley, Gage, Noah, James Paul, Philip.

Debbie was a smart, fearless, and creative woman who wasn’t afraid to take on new challenges. She began with a degree in Cosmetology and did well as a stylist (a skill that continued for many years mostly with family and friends). Setting her sights on a new personal passion, she gained experience through Suka’s at Sentry Insurance, then took the leap to open her own fashion boutique, “Attitudes” in the Stevens Point Mall. After years there, she was able to translate those skills to that of a buyer at the Hostel Shoppe in Stevens Point.

“Debo” was a name that began with her nieces, while getting snuggled up into palettes together with her kids. A loving presence that treated all with great care and support. When the first grandchild, Riley, came along it was time to select a “grandmother” name and without hesitation, her children said “Debo! Of course!” This name was synonymous with fierce love and tremendous care, qualities that drew all of the children to want to be with her to play and dream. In fact, there was little that Micah and Audra liked more than hearing “Debo!” shouted with joy from their children’s shining faces. And while the kids were excited to play with their Debo, Micah and Audra’s relationship went way deeper than that of parent and children, but of lifelong best friends. “Mom” was a champion, sounding-board, greatest of supporters, source of realism and truth, and unfailing love.

Debbie was a lynchpin within her extended, tight-knit family. Always even-keeled and with great powers of discernment, Debbie was able to cut to the quick and use that understanding to build you up stronger than before. She had an unquenchable glow that came from the deep well of love she had for everyone, where if you were friends it was tight and lasting. All of these qualities created a deep and lasting change for her husband Bill, who credits her and her family for making him an infinitely better man.

Service will be held at Woodlands Church with Pastor Doug Schneider officiating, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 23. Burial at Guardian Angel Cemetery. Friends and family may gather to share memories from 9:30 until the time of services on Tuesday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Bill Eberman, Charlie Gurisco, Micah Eberman, Kurt Warzynski, Riley Warzynski, and Cale Warzynski.

Arrangements are under the direction of Shuda’s Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point, WI. To place an online tribute, go to www.shudafuneral.com.