Debra A. Emerich

“Debbie” Ann Emerich, 59, of Fond du Lac joined her Heavenly Father on
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at St. Agnes Hospital.  She was born October 24, 1959 to Kenneth and
Lyda (Wright) Detert in Berlin, WI. 
Debbie attended Marian College in Fond du Lac and her studies led her to
become an educator.  Her love of science
and her deep abiding faith in God created a 30 years career of teaching science
and religion to children in St. Cloud, showing them the wonders of their world
and beyond.  She frequently ran into men
and women who told her she had been their favorite childhood teacher because of
her creativity, curiosity, and inspiration. 


was united in marriage to Mark Emerich on June 18, 1988 at St. Patrick’s
Catholic Church in Fond du Lac.


interests were vast and varied and she made those interests known to the
world.  Her love of the Packers resulted
in being dressed in the Green and Gold from head to toe.  Her love of holidays led to a home, nursing
home, or hospital room transformed into a haunted house or a Christmas village.


many years of illness and incredible pain she remained positive, kind, and
optimistic.  Her faith in God gave her
comfort.  She took particular joy in
visits from her nephews, Caden, Jacob, Elliot, and Benjamin.  Debbie’s later years were lived at All About
Life and Edenbrook and her family expresses gratitude to all her caregivers and
friends who filled her days with companionship and joy.  Her husband, Mark spent every evening and weekend
with her because wherever they were together was home.


She is
survived by her husband, Mark; her mother, Lyda Detert; two sisters, Sandy
Detert and Becca (Matt) Ruppert; brother, Jim (Bonnie) Detert; her in laws, Jim
(Pat) Emerich; three brothers-in-law, Mike (Lisa) Emerich, Dan Emerich, and
Matt (Sharon) Emerich; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her paternal
grandparents, Milan and Grace Detert; maternal grandparents, Harley and Sofie
Wright; her father, Kenneth Detert, who she missed every day for 22 years; and
her mother-in-law, Kathy Ziemann.


visitation will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM at
Uecker-Witt Funeral Home.  The memorial
service will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Cremation has taken place.


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