Debra Kay (nee Dick) Caauwe, age 70 of New Ulm died peacefully on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, September 15, 2023, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-South Chapel in New Ulm with Pastor JoAnne Taylor officiating the service.
Visitation will be held from 10-11 am on Friday at the funeral home prior to the service.
Burial will take place at 2pm on Friday, September 15th at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Windom.
To leave an online condolence for her family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org
Debra is survived by her daughters, Stacy Stebbins of Las Vegas, Tammy Hunt of Utah; her grandchildren, Shauna Jordan, Riley Langford, Alicia Brown, Brittannie Hunt; her great-grandchildren, Adrianne Jordan, Aiden Redmon, Kapri Redmon; her sisters, Judy (Rodney) Fruehling of Jeffers, Connie (Richard) Janssen of Volga, SD, Brenda (Dan) Hershberger of Sioux Falls, SD, Melanie (Jason) Teachout of Waseca; her brothers, Mark (Lori) Dick of Lafayette, Kevin (Miranda) Dick of Anoka; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her nephew, Gavin Dick.
Debra Kay Dick was born November 28, 1952, in Windom, Minnesota to Harry and Thelma (DeVries) Dick. Growing up on the family farm in rural Jeffers, Debra was a 1970 graduate from Jeffers High School. Debra started her working career as a seamstress in Windom, but later worked for Wal-Mart, Cracker Barrel, and most recently was working at HTI in Hutchinson before her cancer treatments forced her into an early retirement. Besides her work, there were a variety of hobbies that brought her joy in life. As someone who loved to work with her hands, Debra enjoyed arts and crafts, as well as jewelry creation and sewing. As a musically gifted family, along with her sisters, Debra shared her vocal talents travelling to numerous area churches singing hymns with the “Dick Trio”. Debra was a member of the First Baptist Church in New Ulm. These memories and countless others will forever stay in the hearts and minds of all who knew and loved her. Blessed be her memory.