Obituary: Deborah J. Rezachek

June 26, 1959 – Oct. 4, 2019 

Debbie J. Rezachek, 60, of Sturgeon Bay died at the Peter and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing and Hospice Care Center with her family by her side after a lengthy battle with cancer.

She was born in Aurora, Illinois, the daughter of William and Alberta (Herbert) Trojanowski. On May 25, 2004, she married Dan Rezachek in Sturgeon Bay. Debbie worked at Bay Pharmacy for 23 years until its closing and managed Claire’s Accessories.

Debbie loved gardening in her yard and hosting holidays for her family, during which she would organize the funniest and most complicated game of charades you could imagine. She was a beautiful, caring and strong woman who truly loved and appreciated her family. Debbie was an amazing grandma, wife, sister and mother.

She will be missed by her husband, Dan; six children, Misty (Nick) Tautges of Minnetonka, Melissa Laxo of Sturgeon Bay, Linda (Jesse) Pester of Neenah, Lisa (Dustin) Schroepfer of Green Bay, Jimmy Panek of Milwaukee, Mike (Sally) Iwamoto of Sturgeon Bay; two step-children, Ann Rezachek of Manitowoc, Danielle Rezachek of Manitowoc; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Gail Joyce of Chicago, Annette Trojanowski of Chicago; mother, Alberta Trojanowski of Chicago.

Debbie was preceded in death by her father.

The family will hold a private celebration of life.

Huehns Funeral Home and Door County Crematory are assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Debbie can be shared through her tribute page at or by mail at 725 Fathom Place, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.

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