Debra Von Behren

Debra Van Behren

Debra Marie Von Behren, Madison, South Dakota, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A Celebration of Life was at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Sertoma Park in Sioux Falls.

Debra Wikstrom was born Aug. 11, 1958, to Gerald and Barbara (Crocker) Wikstrom and grew up in Minneapolis. She married Brian Van Wagner on May 19, 1977. They were blessed with three boys and one girl. They lived in Luverne and several towns in South Dakota. In 2011 Debra married Alan Von Behren and gained two stepsons and one stepdaughter. They made their home in Madison.

Deb is survived by her husband, Alan; two sons, Patrick, Springfield, South Dakota, and Matthew (Marie), Hartford, South Dakota; a daughter, Jackie (Will) Winegarner, Madison; three stepchildren, Adam, Jalisa, and Riley; her father, Gerald Wikstrom, Coon Rapids; siblings Evelyn (Danny) Kephart, Luverne, Deanna Gutzmer, Coon Rapids, and Jerry (Nan) Wikstrom; best friend Brian Van Wagner; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara; son Brian Jr. (Bubba); grandson Cameron Michael; granddaughter Barbara Ann, brother Bobbie, sister Patricia, and nephew Evan Daubenspeck.

Arrangements were provided by Heartland Funeral Home, www.heartlandfunerals.com

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