Apr 21, 1958 - Jan 06, 2022


April 21, 1958 - January 06, 2022


Debra Lynn Stack, 63, of Gwinn, passed away at home on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

She was born April 21, 1958 at St. Luke's Hospital in Marquette, to James and Patricia (Swanson) Stack. She grew up in Skandia and graduated from Gwinn High School, Class of 1976.

Debbie worked at Mussatto's IGA in Gwinn for many years, and often shared stories about the fun she had with her coworkers, who remained special to her long after her work there was done. She was happiest working with food, especially her time working at Rodney's Pizzeria with her good friends. She also enjoyed caring for others at Norlite Nursing Center and Adult Learning Systems.

Anyone who knew Debbie knew that she had a strong desire to help when she could. Many in the community received her help in times of sorrow and crisis. She was generous and funny, and those closest to her knew she was always capable of making them laugh, even at the most inopportune times.

Debbie was a member of Gwinn United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Skandia Lioness Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Voegtline and granddaughter, Petra Frazier both of Marquette; her mother, Patricia Paris also of Marquette. She also leaves siblings, Curtis (Penney) Stack of Minnesota, Holly (Scott) Paris of Gwinn, Jon (Sandy) Stack of Marquette, and Roy Stack of Skandia. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and her faithful canine companion, Layla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kurt VanGinkle, her father, James Stack, an infant brother, Wayne Stack, and her beloved bulldog, Bruno.

Arrangements for a private family service have been entrusted to Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Marquette. Chaplains Charles and Barbara Tooman will preside at the service.

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider a donation to UPAWS, PO Box 968, Marquette, MI 49855 in Debbie's memory.

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Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services

526 North Third Street
Marquette, MI 49855

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