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Debbi Jean Vaske

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August 2, 1956 - March 30, 2022

Debbi Jean (Ritchey) Vaske, 65, died peacefully on March 30, 2022, under the care of hospice after a lengthy battle with cancer. Debbi was born in Mason City to Actton Ritchey and Marcella (Braun) Ritchey of Northwood. 

Debbi graduated from Northwood Kensett High School. Per Debbi’s wishes her body has been cremated and the family will hold a memorial service at a later date. 

Debbi was married to her first husband and was blessed with two wonderful children, Brian and Traci. In 2006, Debbi married her soulmate and love of her life, Fred Vaske. She worked for 38 years in the insurance industry. She earned the AINS designation on Nov. 2, 2021. She retired from Mertz Insurance where she worked for 21 years as a commercial underwriter. 

Debbi is survived by her husband Fred, son Brian Weig (Kerry), her daughter Traci Giles (Stephen), her stepsons Scott Vaske (Stephanie), and Nick Vaske; her five grandchildren: Edison, Xavier, Mayzi, Gwen and Harper, along with her three step-grandchildren Lilly, Ellie and Lacie Vaske; and her sister, Tammy (Mike) and their three children. Debbi is preceded in death by her father (Actton Ritchey), mother (Marcella Ritchey), her grandparents Herman and Ella Ritchey and Lawrence and Helen Braun, and several aunts and uncles. Debbi was a blessing to everyone she knew and had a rich relationship with Christ.

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