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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