Debra Lynn Gibeault (Lutz), age 65, of Sheboygan, passed away on Monday, October 23rd, at Memorial Hospital due to natural causes. She was born in Sheboygan on March 25th, 1952, the daughter of the late Shirley Zempel and Edward Lutz.
She attended Sheboygan schools and continued working in town as a hairdresser at various beauty salons, exercise instructor at a health spa and at local factories. Debby was an artist at heart, who enjoyed sketching charcoal portraits or designing and decorating her lovely home, was an avid gardener (although she was allergic to bee stings!) and couldn't wait for her next QVC box to arrive! She had a passion for fashion, and was put together before she left the house with her unique styles. She loved to cook, and always enjoyed new recipes, especially pasta. From rock and roll to episodes of The Lawrence Welk show, Debby loved all genres of music.
Debby married her best friend and love of her life, Jim Gibeault on September 27th, 2008 in Sheboygan. She loved hanging out in her backyard with Jim and enjoying a good brat fry or just the beauty of nature. Jim made many trips to local bakeries to fill requests for all her favorite treats.
Debby's family meant so much to her, and she loved to be around all the laughter and shenanigans. In fact, she was often the instigator of such fun. She was a sparkler that always stayed bright, someone who made you laugh, someone who made you proud and someone who made you feel alive.
She will live on in our memories until we see her again.
Survivors include her husband, Jim, of Sheboygan, her son, Trent Thornton of Sheboygan, grandchild Kaitlin of Sheboygan, her siblings, Terry Lutz (Vicky) of Oostburg, Candy Elwell (Denny) of Ankeny IA, Gina Kessler (Dan) of Aliso Viejo CA, Todd Spiro (Lisa) of Brooklyn Park MN, Rose Lee (Jay) of Sheboygan and Sue Ellen Black (Tracy) of Howard's Grove. She is further survived by many other relatives and friends.
Debra was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Connie, her great Aunt Dorothy Matt and her second mom, Aunt Beverly Dorn.
There will be no funeral service at this time for Debra.
A heartfelt thank you is extended to the staff at Memorial Hospital for the compassion given to Debra. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in Debra's name.