Deborah Herendeen

Obituary of Deborah Lee Herendeen

Deborah Lee “Deb” Herendeen, 65, of Winamac, IN went home to be with the Lord at 10:05 PM Thursday, August 26, 2021.  She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and friends.  Deb was born on December 27, 1955 in South Whitley, IN to Larry and Nancy [Lamle] Herendeen.  She graduated from Churubusco High School in 1974.

Deb was a Master of the Martial Arts.  In 1997, she won the World Championship Title in Women’s Fighting competing against 103 women.  At the wish of her Grand Master, she competed in the World Master Forms Competition against men from 63 countries and placed 3rd in the World.  She taught the art of Tang Soo Do and horseback riding to many.  Deb was an avid equestrian and a talented rider. 

Deb was an extraordinary woman and a true work of art.  She was a kind and sensitive woman who loved her family and friends deeply.

 

She is survived by:

Teresa Marie Cory, Winamac, IN Lifelong Friend

Corrie (Shaun) Hauptli, Medaryville, IN Honorary Daughter

Kirstie (Matt) Pieczko, Mattawan, MI Honorary Granddaughter

Marissa (Logan) Wuethrich, Valparaiso, IN Honorary Granddaughter

Jillian Hauptli, West Lafayette, IN Honorary Granddaughter

Connor Pieczko, Honorary Great Grandson

Leah Wuethrich, Honorary Great Granddaughter

Selah Wuethrich, Honorary Great Granddaughter

Nancy [Lamle] Hile, Churubusco, IN Mother

Rick (Tina) Herendeen, Homosassa, FL Brother

Haley Herendeen, Niece

Hanna Herendeen, Niece

Jaime (Chase) Clevenger, Niece

Dustin (Eric Eisenmenger) Pence, Nephew

2 Great Nieces: Kaelyn and Ellie

 

Preceded in death by:

Larry Herendeen, Father

Pam Pence, Sister

 

Visitation will be from 4-7 PM EDT Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

 

Visitation will be from 11 AM EDT – 2 PM EDT Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Harper Funeral Home in Albion, IN.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM EDT Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Harper Funeral Home in Albion, IN with Pastor Heath Hiatt officiating.

 

Burial with committal services will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Albion, IN.


Memorial Contributions may be made to Noble County Saddle Club.


Online Tributes may be made at www.frainmortuary.com.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

 

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Visitation

Visitation will be from 4-7 PM EDT on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Visitation

Visitation will be from 11 AM-2 PM EDT on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Harper Funeral Home in Albion, IN.

Funeral Service

Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM EDT on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the Harper Funeral Home in Albion, IN.

Burial

Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Albion, IN

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