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Debra BrunelleNovember 13, 2017
Debra K. Brunelle of Mandan, 66, passed away November 13, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family, after a battle with cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 17, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan ND with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery, Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10 am.
Visitation will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Weigel Funeral Home, with a Rosary/Parish Vigil at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Debra K. (Belden) Brunelle was born to Donald and Emma (Polly Zearley) Belden on August 30, 1951. She married the love of her life, Gary Brunelle, on January 16, 1971. To this union 3 children were born, Richard, Lee and Christie.
Debra was an outgoing lady who loved visiting with her friends and family. They would go for coffee, head to the casino or hang out at the car shows. Family was very important to her. She always enjoyed hosting family gatherings, she made everyone feel welcome. Christmas was her favorite holiday, and always making sure everyone had a present to open. She loved spoiling her grandchildren at Christmas time. She was known by her grandchildren as the “Best Grandma EVER” which was evident as she rarely missed any event of theirs.
Debra will be deeply missed by her husband Gary; daughter, Christie Campagna, Mandan; sons, Lee (Toni), Mandan, Rick (Deann), Underwood ND; sisters, Carol (Joe) Rauchwater, Wyoming, Wanda (Bud) Knoll, Mandan, Dawn (Jon) Christensen, Idaho; brothers, Jim (Robin) Belden, Wyoming, Jim Ellison, Fargo, ND, Dale (Renae) Mandan, Larry Belden, Mandan, and Dennis, Wyoming; 12 grandchildren, Chantise, Jacob, Alustriel, Zachary, Emma, Jander, Kevin, Ella, William, Anna, Nataylia, and Stormy; and 1 great grandchild, Ariah.
Debra was preceded in death by her parents.