In Memory

DeAnn Marie Whebbe age 69 of West St. Paul passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on February 21st, 2020. Dee, AKA Deeder, Auntie Dee, Mrs. Gaddafi or Tuffy, will be deeply missed by all whose lives she blessed. This spirited and loving woman was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, and adoring friend to many. She was funny, sassy, deeply loyal, altruistic, and above all kind. She loved her happy hours, garden clubs, and dinner parties and just about any gathering of friends and family. 

A Tomboy long before it was fashionable, DeAnn was born on April 3rd,1950, to Robert and Roseanne Hesse of White Bear Lake, the second of 4 children. As the only girl among her roughhousing brothers, she was petite and sweet but she could still give her brothers a black eye in her ruffled dresses if she needed to. She moved to Saint Paul after high school and worked at Qwest (then Northwestern Bell) where she met her future husband James when she toppled out of a charter bus bathroom into his seat during a company ski trip. She enjoyed her work at the phone company over her 45 year career there and made many lifelong and deeply cherished friendships. As a working woman, young wife and mother to James Jr. and Sarah, DeAnn also chose to gracefully fill the role of primary caregiver for her husband and would remain devoted to his care over his 30 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was truly her family’s superhero on a daily basis for many years. 

She was frugal (still used a microwave from the 1980’s) and claimed she could use Duct Tape to fix anything. She danced to the music playing over loudspeakers in stores. She was fiercely competitive but often declined to join her family in board games, preferring to watch and beat you in her mind instead.  She was once kicked out of the state of Idaho for indecency but swore she was just sleep deprived. She sought out the furthest spaces in a parking lot, claiming the location made for an easier get-away (from the scene of her dancing in store aisles probably).

Join in the celebration of this wonderful woman on Monday March 2nd, 2020, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Johnson Peterson Funeral Home, 2130 2nd St, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. In lieu of flowers, please hug a loved one and take a moment to express the value they bring to your life. Memorial contributions may be made to Second Harvest Heartland. 


By Year Deceased Alphabetically Yearbook Photo

Susan Ackerman (Saxon) (Deceased 2006)  
Mary Alstad (Bruce) (Deceased 2001)  
Stephen Alt (Deceased 1971)  
Marlys (Sue) Anderson (Derr) (Deceased 2009)
Robert Anderson (Deceased 2015)  
Leonard Bain (Deceased 2021)
Nancy Bauer (Walsh) (Deceased 2020)  
Glenn Bennett (Deceased 2009)  
Patricia Bibeau (Berning) (Deceased 2020)  
Stephen Brown (Deceased 2014)  
Brenda Brummund (Parra) (Deceased 2014)  
Carol Campbell (Anderson) (Deceased 2017)  
Laurel Carroll (Deceased 2013)  
Jake Casiday (Deceased 2009)
Harold Casper (Deceased 1976)  
Lloyd Chalupsky (Deceased 2008)  
Patrick Cossor (Deceased 2003)  
Maureen Crowley (Johnson) (Deceased 2015)  
Colleen Downey (Morse) (Deceased 2010)  
Valeri Ecklin (Deceased 1995)
Linda Ehrnreiter (Middleton) (Deceased 2018)  
Sandra Everson (Deceased 2017)  
Kendrick Fisher (Deceased 2006)  
Adrienne Franksen (Wagener) (Deceased 2012)  
Cheryl Froggatt (Roberts) (Deceased 2017)  
Steve Gerten (Deceased 1998)  
Jerry Glem (Deceased 2013)  
Gail Granger (Deceased 2013)  
Shelby Handlos (Deceased 2011)
Vikki Hanft (Lindell) (Deceased 2008)
Edward Herbert (Deceased 2012)  
Robert Herbst (Deceased 2014)  
DeAnn Hesse (Whebbe) (Deceased 2020)  
Gerald (Jerry) Hoover (Deceased 2018)  
Mike Houliston (Deceased 2013)  
Mary Howard (Lowe) (Deceased 2017)  
Susan Hunt (Deceased 1978)  
Michael D. Husting Kirchhamer (Deceased 1966)  
Gayle Jennings (Scott) (Deceased 2014)
William King (Deceased 1993)
Rebecca Knudtson (Spinks) (Deceased 2008)  
Kenneth R. Kostuch (Deceased 2016)  
Greg Krusell (Deceased 1989)  
James Lane, Jr. (Deceased 2019)  
Fred Leibke (Deceased 2013)
Ralph Lewellen (Deceased 2009)  
Richard Lindlof (Deceased 1995)  
Jon Mead (Deceased 1970)
Allyn Michaud (Triemert) (Deceased 2020)  
Peter Mieske (Deceased 2019)  
Sheri Miller (Counihan) (Deceased 2019)  
Robert Nicholson (Deceased 2019)  
James Olson (Deceased 1994)  
Joy Olson (Neary) (Deceased 2011)  
Dale Parenteau (Deceased 2000)
Ken Pastorius (Deceased 2009)  
Dennis Peterson (Deceased 1988)
James Pierce (Deceased 2012)  
Dennis Putney (Deceased 1996)
Pamela Ramstrom (Deceased 2005)
William Riebe (Deceased 1970)  
Joyce Rivard (Deceased 1972)
Russell Ruppert (Deceased 2012)  
James C. Rust (Deceased 2006)
Michael Schenk (Deceased 2000)
Carol Schifsky (Brenner) (Deceased 2018)  
David Schmidt (Deceased 2019)  
Phil Severance (Deceased 2020)  
Thomas Skotnicki (Deceased 2016)  
Ronald Solinger (Deceased 2007)
Richard Sperry (Deceased 2020)  
Marsha Stephan (Gilliland) (Deceased 2009)  
Derrick Vail (Deceased 1971)
Kathleen VanderWyst (Yates) (Deceased 2011)
Friedrich (Fred) von Schenk (Deceased 2020)  
Michael Wakefield (Deceased 2016)  
Marcia Wallace (Wanned) (Deceased 2005)
Sue White (Malmberg) (Deceased 2014)  
Raymond Wiegert (Deceased 1984)  
Larry Wilber (Deceased 2002)  
Steven Wilm (Deceased 1995)
Michael Yorga (Deceased 1984)
Sarah (Kay) Young (Letourneau) (Deceased 2013)
Harrold Zemke (Deceased 1996)  

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