Deborah Parrish

Deborah Louise Parrish (Jahnke)

Sunday, October 4th, 1953 - Thursday, January 28th, 2021
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Deborah "Debbie" Louise (Jahnke) Parrish, 67 years old of Kenosha, WI passed away Thursday, January. 28, 2021.

She was born in Kenosha, WI on October 4th, 1953, the daughter of Audrey (Haubrich) Jahnke and Alfred Jahnke. She graduated from Tremper High School. She worked at Quakers in Kenosha, WI for a few years, and spent most of her career with Coleman Tool and Manufacturing in Bristol, WI as the parts department manager for over 22 years.

On July 3, 1971 Debbie married James Parrish in Kenosha, WI. They were members of Grace Lutheran Church, Kenosha. They have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Debbie loved bowling, going to the casino, hosting pool parties in her backyard and she cherished her time with her friends and family. She was also passionate about the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs. She was a like a second mom and a favorite Aunt to many, and a Godmother to Adam Johnson.

Survivors include her 3 children: Jennifer (Bill) Riccho, Jessica (Dave) Pehl and Michael Parrish; 5 grandchildren: David, Madelynne, Abigail, Dylan and Gavinn; 5 siblings: Alfred Jahnke, Patricia Coleman, Richard Jahnke, Cindy Petkovic, and Linda Johnson, all of whom live in the Kenosha area; 30 nieces and nephews, 25 great nieces and nephews and 2 great-great nephews.

In addition to her parents Debbie was preceded in death by 4 siblings, David Jahnke, Randy Jahnke, Sharon Lietenmeyer, Mark Jahnke and her beloved dog Shaq.

Funeral mass and interment will be private. For those invited to attend, facial coverings and social distancing will be required. In lieu of flowers. those desiring to make contributions, are asked to donate to the Arbor Day Foundation (Buy Trees and Learn About Trees - Visit our Online Nursery ( The family also invites everyone to share a favorite story in the online memory wall for the family to celebrate her life.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111 60th St. 262-654-3533
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    Sunset Ridge Memorial Park
    4300 Green Bay Road
    Kenosha, WI 53144
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