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Debra "Debbie" J. Van Hove

Debra "Debbie" J. Van Hove

Debra “Debbie” J. Van Hove age 59, of Menomonie, passed away on Tuesday March 23, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar, in Menomonie, WI.

Debbie was born April 3, 1961 in Menomonie, WI.  She was the daughter of Joseph R. and Dorothy L. (Schroeder) Wolf and grew up in Menomonie.  Debbie graduated from Menomonie High School in 1979.  During high school she began working at Dicks Red Owl as a co-op student/cashier, retiring after 31 years of employment in a variety of job roles.  Debbie also attended and graduated from U.W. Stout in 1983 with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  Debbie married the love of her life, John Van Hove, August 28, 1993 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie.

Debbie enjoyed spending time with her family, and was very proud of her grandchildren.  She enjoyed Corvette adventures with friends, especially waving her badger hand to people in parades. She adored her two fur babies Keesha Marie and Karley Sue. She also enjoyed doing craft work, decorating and sending cards, as well as decorating the yard with festive lights for all seasons.

Debbie is survived by her husband John, a daughter, Susan (Jeff) Burton of South Lyon, MI; two grandchildren, Savannah and Jonathan; one brother, Gary (Patti) Wolf of Menomonie; one nephew, Andrew Wolf; two nieces, Jenni and Anna Wolf, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a son-in-law, Bryan Okonkowski. 

Visitation will be held from 1:30 PM Tuesday until the time of the services on Tuesday.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday March 30, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. John Mano officiating.  

The memorial service will be Livestreamed on the Rhiel Funeral Home Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Dunn County Humane Society.

Facial masks and social distancing will be required.


  1. Jill Holzer

    I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  2. Bob & Barb Beauchamp

    So sorry for your loss.

  3. Dorothy Shannon

    Sorry for your loss

  4. Tyan Vandevrede

    I also remember working with Debbie at Dicks grocery store in Menomonie.She was a wonderful person to work with.RIp Debbie

  5. Amy Van Hove

    I’m so sorry we lost Aunt Debbie. She was so sweet and kind, and loved by her family. I will always remember her snickers salad and the cute decorated cards she sent every holiday. We will keep her memory close in our hearts.

  6. Steven Davidson

    John, Just got word about Debbie. So sorry and sending prayers and wishes of God's peace. I always enjoyed the nice little snack baskets she would send. She was a fine lady.

  7. Jon Williams

    John, My condolences. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Jim Krause

    John and Family, So sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. She was a great Lady. She will be missed at the Corvette meetings and the runs and trips. It won't be the same without her. You have my condolences. Jim

  9. Joanne and Dan Burton

    Dear John and Susan,
    We are so sad for your loss. I know there are no words to ease your pain but we will remember Debbie's kind heart and warm smile. We send our love and prayers and one day you will be reunited in God's loving care. Until then, may your memories bring you comfort.

  10. Cindy Quilling

    John & Susan-
    My deepest sympathy to you both and your families. I’m so surprised and saddened with this news. Always a lovely lady whenever I saw her and always shared so much about you and your family, Susan. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Lisa Bales

    Dear Susan, John and the Van Hove family-

    I am so very sorry for your loss, Debbie was taken too soon. I hope you find comfort in the memories and love you have for her.

    Sending all our love,
    Lisa and Matthew

  12. Susan Zuberbuehler

    So sorry for your loss. She will be missed.

  13. Deb and Tom Sinz

    Debbie had a delightful personality. She always had kind words any time I saw her. What a beautiful person. Rest in peace my friend.

  14. Mary A Schwartz

    So sorry to hear the news gone way to soon Debbie and I use to play together at the Wolf reunions her Dad and my Mom were cousins hugs to Gary and family

  15. Donna Karshbaum

    Debbie was a Great and a Wonderful Lady, Gone way to Early, So Sad, God Bless You All, Prayers and Hugs Sent to You All ❤️❤️????❤️❤️

  16. Ellen Skindelien

    So sorry for your loss.. I have many fond memories of my cousin growing up. Prayers

  17. Yvonne

    God bless you Debbie ????????

  18. Barb Shannon

    So sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. I always remember her bubbly and cheerful personality whenever I would see her working.

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