Debra L. Chodara (nee Shudy)

Debra L. Chodara (nee Shudy), a longtime resident of Big Bend, passed to eternal life Thursday May 25, 2017, at age 61 years.

She was the devoted wife of the late Daniel and longtime companion of Peter Pichelman; loving mother of Adam, Robert and Daniel Chodara and Missy Wittenburg; proud grandma of Reyna Chodara; and special sister of Sandra Nowak and Kathleen (the late John) Switalski. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many wonderful friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Shirley (nee Adams) Shudy. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 1, at Heritage Funeral Home, 4800 S. 84th St., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a funeral service at 7 p.m. Additional visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a procession to Arlington Park Cemetery at 11 a.m.

She was an employee of Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

Steinke-Lazarczyk Funeral Home is proudly serving the Chodara family.

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