Debra Jean Yordy (VanEtten/Slade)
Mrs. Debra Jean Yordy, Age 66 passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on
September 27, 2020. She was born in Detroit, MI on April 6, 1954 to Harold Vanetten and Juanita
Kowalske. Deb was employed by Hackley Hospital for 30 + years in many different roles through the
years. She really loved her job and her co-workers. She was such a hard worker and even volunteered
many hours during the summer at Muskegon Summer Celebration.
She loved to do crafts like paint Ceramics and scrapbooking. She loved to work in her yard planting
flowers and even enjoyed raking leaves. Camping, Bonfires and watching motorcross were the few
things she was able to enjoy with friends and family the last few years during her fight with Alzheimer's.
Survivors, Children: Norman (Bridget) Slade and Jody Vanetten. 4 Grandchildren: Alyssa Slade, Norman
Slade III, Tyler and Travis. Sisters Vicky (Ed) Lorenz, Kathy Rock, Bobbi Martin and Brother Mike Kaljian.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents.
Service: A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later time.
I knew Deb back in school when we were in our teens. I still have a birthday gift she and Dan kirkey gave me on my 16th birthday. We spent a great summer together lots of fun ill never forget. If anybody deserves to be in Heaven it would be Deb. I'll see you again sweet Friend.
I worked with Debra and always enjoyed her in the emergency room at Hackley Hospital. I always felt she was my friend she seemed to manage with good spirits. May God give your family the strength to cope.
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