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Debra Jo Lach
December 25, 1955 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
Debra passed away suddenly on November 11, 2023. Born on Christmas Day 1955, Debra was a life-long teacher and loved working with learners, both young and old. Her career culminated in the leadership of and construction for a new building for the DaVinci Academy of Arts and Science. Debra’s passion for life was reflected in the love she had for her grandchildren, family and friends, music, gardening, reading, and spending time outdoors. Debra leaves behind her beloved children, Drisana, Ben, daughter-in-law Annie, their dad Rob, grandchildren Auggie and Hattie, her dad Harry, four siblings and their families and many, many friends who will miss her love and generosity. A celebration of life will be held at O’Halloran and Murphy Funeral Home, 575 Snelling Ave. S., St Paul, on Sunday November 19. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am with a sharing program from 11:00-12:00. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Debra’s name to the Minnesota Arboretum, one of her heart places. https://arb.umn.edu/support/experience-joy-giving