Paul W. Debbink, 91, Sheboygan Falls, passed away into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Monday, February 12, 2018 after a brief illness at the Sheboygan Aurora Medical Center.

He was a recent resident of Pine Haven Christian Communities. He previously lived in Sheboygan Falls.

He was born on February 17, 1926 in the Town of Lima in Sheboygan Co. to Henry and Mabel (Meerdink) Debbink. He attended local schools, was drafted into the US Army in 1944, and served in the European Theater during World War II.

After the war and returning home, he worked various jobs and ultimately spent 35 years working for Richardson Bros. Furniture Co., making chairs and dining room furniture. He married the former Carol J. Pietenpol on September 15, 1950 at her parents’ home in the Town of Lima.

He was a member of First Reformed Church Sheboygan Falls where he served as an elder and deacon; and was also a 4-H woodworking leader for several years. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, playing cards, traveling with Carol, and family gatherings. After retirement he enjoyed bowling and going for coffee with the guys at the Point.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Carol; daughters Mary (Mark) Huenink of Cedar Grove and Jo Anne (Dennis) Nipple of Marinette; sons Jon (Denise) Debbink of Waukesha and Mark (Sandy) Debbink of Sheboygan Falls, ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and a niece. He is further survived by other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Gayle in infancy, and his sister Eleanor Wilterdink.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 (Paul’s 92nd birthday) at 11am at the First Reformed Church in Sheboygan Falls, with Rev. DuWayne Hanke officiating. Guests can greet the family on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the church from 9am until the time of service at 11am. He will be laid to rest in Gibbsville Cemetery.

A memorial fund is being established in Paul’s name for Pine Haven Christian Communities, the Salvation Army, or the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank the staff of Pine Haven for all the wonderful care they gave Paul over his last years.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls (920-467- 3431) is assisting the Debbink family.

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