Debra Ann Kalskett
Aug 4, 1962 – January 6, 2021
She was preceded in death by her father, Chester J. “Butch” Kawecki; father-in-law, Kermit A. Kalskett; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Bill Somerville. She is survived by her husband, Alan W. Kalskett; daughters, April M. (Tim) Podraza, Rebecca L. Harris-Kalskett (Martell); son, Michael A. Kalskett; grandson, Gage Podraza; mother, Marie Kawecki; brothers: Darryl (Jill) Kawecki, David (Dawn) Kawecki, Dan Kawecki; mother-in-law, Phyllis Kalskett; brother-in-law, David F. (Joyce) Kalskett.
VISITATION observing CDC Guidelines: Sunday, January 10th from 2:00pm-5:00pm at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, January 11th at 10am, West Center Chapel. INTERMENT: St. John Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Project Pink’d. To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Service, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.
Deb was born on August 4, 1962 in Minot, ND to Butch and Marie Kawecki. She was the oldest of their four children. She grew up in South Omaha, NE and graduated from Omaha Gross in 1980. Deb worked various places out of high school before starting her career with Social Security where she met many lifelong friends. She retired from Social Security in July of 2020.
She married her childhood sweetheart, Alan Kalskett on August 30, 1980. Together they had three children – April, Michael and Rebecca. She loved spending quality time with her kids and her grandson, “little man.” She also loved spending time with her fur babies, Jake and Rylee and her “four legged grandkids” Bruce, Armani, Kicker and Cami.
She was very active in volunteering and was an Auxiliary officer at the South Omaha American Legion. She also was involved with Project Pink’d and was a “pink’d sister” to many other women who have battled or are currently battling breast cancer.
Deb loved to be outdoors and be surrounded by people that she loves. She enjoyed cooking and if you ever left their house on an empty stomach, it was never her fault. Over the years she has touched the lives of many individuals and her smile always lit up every room.