Debra A. Rygiel
Debra A. Rygiel, 53, from Onalaska, formerly from Chippewa Falls passed away unexpectantly on January 3, 2019 at home.She was born on February 12, 1965 to Joseph and Jean (Geist) Rygiel. She graduated from Cornell High School, Cornell, Wisconsin. Debra worked at the L. E. Phillips Career Development Center and the Chippewa County Courthouse.
Deb loved to bowl and participated in many Special Olympic Bowling Tournaments in Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire and Milwaukee. Some of her favorite pastimes were shopping, putting puzzles together and eating pizza. She also enjoyed listening to Brad Paisley (Country Music) and watching Hallmark movies. She always shared watching “Days of our Lives” with her Grandmother. She spent many hours with her favorite companion, her cat “Lucky”.
Debra is survived by her mother, Jean; two brothers Joseph (Susan) Rygiel and Edward (Nicole) Rygiel; four sisters, Terri (Jerry) Allen, Julie (Craig) Lodahl, Sharon (Herman) Chwala, and Brenda (Jeffrey) Thomas; maternal grandmother, Evelyn Geist; Godmother, Kathy Ciolkosz; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph; step-mother, Beverly; paternal grandparents, Paul and Jeanette Rygiel; uncle Stanley Rygiel; maternal grandfather, Theodore (Ted) Geist; uncle, Richard (Dick) Geist; cousins, Travis and Richie Geist; and godfather, Martin Ciolkosz.
A private Christian Burial Mass will be held at a later date.