Debra Jo “Debbie” Milota

Debra Jo “Debbie” Milota

Age 59

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Debra Jo Milota.  Debbie was born in Auburn, Nebraska on October 3, 1959 and tragically lost her life on August 9, 2019, at 59 years of age. Debbie spent her childhood with her brother and four sisters in Springfield, Nebraska, where you could find her climbing clothes chutes to sneak upstairs and dragging home opossums by the tail to surprise her parents, Wayne and Mary French.  Debbie married the love of her life and high school sweetheart, John C. Milota III and loved him fiercely for 39 glorious years. She gained John and Julie Milota as parents, Debbie (departed) and Janet as sisters. She raised three beautiful children, who were her pride and joy.  “Grandma Debbie” had eight delightful grandchildren that were always excited to see her.  Debbie touched many lives along the way and was known for her willingness to give whatever anyone needed to whomever needed it.  Debbie is survived by her loving husband, John C. Milota III; children: Crystal Stoll (Justin), John Milota IV (Ashley) and Valerie Miller (Ryan); her precious grandchildren: Simon, Jack, and Flora Beth; Charlotte and Johnny V; Alyssa, Adalyn, and Aubrey.  She is also survived by her brother, Allen French, and sisters: Janet Pelzer, Becky Beck, Donna Bryan, and Jane Bailey—along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 14th from 5pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL: Thursday, August 15th at 10am at Southwest Church of Christ, 2600 S. 124th St in Omaha Nebraska, 68144. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be collected for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in honor of nephew Holden Kratky.



  • Susan Costanzo Posted August 11, 2019 7:08 am

    John and Family, my heart goes out to you at this sad time. Mom and I loved Debbie, and the news of her passing has been devastating to me. I can’t begin to imagine what all of you are going through. Deb has been one of the sweetest, kindest, most thoughtful persons I have known, and, John, that goes for you, too. We couldn’t have asked for better neighbors, I am so thankful to have known dear Debbie and wish we could have had more time with her. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Love, Sue Costanzo

  • Mary Kaup Posted August 11, 2019 10:40 am

    You have my sympathy. She will be missed. This is a terrible loss for her own family and for her OSC family.

  • Josie Mefferd Posted August 12, 2019 10:01 am

    I’m sending my condolences for your loss. Debbie was a pleasure to work with and be around will sure miss her at the Omaha Surgical Center as well as the annual Christmas party. My thought and prayers are with the family and friends.
    In sympathy.
    Josie Mefferd

  • Kristen Garrison Posted August 12, 2019 4:03 pm

    My heart goes out to all of you. Growing up with Debbie as a huge part of my life, and my moms this is just an indescribable pain, and shock we feel for you all. She was an amazing woman, full of life and adventure, and this world will just never be the same without her.
    Prayers to you all for healing, and comfort in your time of grief.

  • Deanna(fernandos) Posted August 12, 2019 5:08 pm

    So sorry to hear of this john. Prayers to you and your familycathy and i will miss her beautiful smile and her contagious laugh take care my friend

  • Steven Foster Posted August 12, 2019 6:10 pm

    Deb your a shining light who’s light will never dim

  • Dan Huse and April Reeves Posted August 12, 2019 6:54 pm

    Denbie always made me feel like we had been friends for a long time. Bike nights will never be the same. We love you Deb and John!

  • Ed Britton Posted August 12, 2019 6:56 pm

    Prayers for healing to all of Debbie’s family and friends. She was a friend and an absolute delight to work with for years. She will be missed by so many.

  • Justin Fader Posted August 12, 2019 9:59 pm

    Deb had a natural ability to make you feel you had known her for years the first time that you met her. Truly someone that will be missed by so many… Continued Prayers for her family.

  • Cynthia allen Posted August 13, 2019 4:10 am

    Debbie was a wonderful and sweet lady. She will be missed by many people. So sad to hear of her passing . Sending prayers to John , the kids and grandkids , .

  • John and Linda Stoll Posted August 13, 2019 4:49 am

    Debbie’s faith, loyalty, creativity and zest for life will be remembered and carried on by her family. She was a remarkable woman! May God, Who is the source of peace, comfort you and your good memories of Debbie encourage you as you move forward.

  • Delinda Krazer Posted August 13, 2019 6:22 am

    Sending my love and prayers to the French family. Our hearts are breaking. She will forever be remembered.

  • Wanda Vierregger Swanigan Posted August 13, 2019 7:57 am

    My sincere condolences, prayers for peace and comfort for the family.

  • Sharon Jones & Tom Holland Posted August 13, 2019 10:46 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Rest in peace Debbie and look over your wonderful family that loves you so much.

  • Joy Thurman Posted August 13, 2019 10:49 am

    My heart breaks for your entire family. Debbie was my best friend for the 3 short years we lived in Nebraska. I am sorry we did not talk more often over the years. I love you all and wish I could be there with you.

  • Steve Peoples Posted August 13, 2019 11:18 am

    So sorry for your lost, prayer to everyone. What hurts us most, makes us stronger! God Speed Debbie

  • Molly Kuehl Posted August 14, 2019 6:44 am

    John and family. I’m so very sorry to hear about Deb. She was a kind, sweet woman who will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know her. Take care, Molly.

  • Jody and Linda Ellis Posted August 14, 2019 7:52 am

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all. It was just a year ago when Jody had his accident coming home from sturgis So sorry! Take care!

  • Ralph & Rebecca Howard Posted August 14, 2019 9:26 am

    Ralph & I are condolences to you & your family at this time of need.
    Prayers sent your way.

  • Connie Biggers Posted August 14, 2019 6:22 pm

    Debbie thad to be a special daughter, who was greatly loved by her family, as well as making lasting friendships with both her co-workers and members of her community. Debbie left a life well live and her journey is now with God. May the void in your hearts be filled with a rainbow of God’s love.

    Vaya con Dios!

  • Shane Breitfelder Posted August 14, 2019 7:01 pm

    John, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family..

  • Mike Felici Posted August 14, 2019 7:54 pm

    Sorry for your lost

  • Scott Schreiner, Frontier H-D Posted August 15, 2019 12:14 pm

    John, I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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