Debra S. Guttmann, 54

Debra S. Guttmann of Cascade passed away on Aug. 28, 2012, at St. Lukeís Medical Center, in Milwaukee, at the age of 54.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1332 Arrowhead Road, Grafton. The family will receive friends on Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice are appreciated. Please visit for online condolences and to view the Debra Guttmann video tribute.

Deb was born in Port Washington on Nov. 27, 1957, the daughter of James McFarland and Mildred (nee Hartwig) McFarland-Ulik. She graduated from West Bend East High School and later married Jim Guttmann on Aug. 28, 1976, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, in Newburg. Their marriage was blessed with four children.

Throughout life, Deb was always known for her loving and caring ways.

As a unit leader and consultant for Party Lite Candles, she touched many people with her positive attitude and unique ability to make everyone feel special. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, talking with her numerous family and friends on the telephone, cooking, gardening, but her true love was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Deb is survived by her husband, Jim Guttmann Sr.; children, Jim Guttmann Jr., Joe (Angie) Guttmann, Jon (Sarah) Guttmann and Jill (Mike Bublitz) Guttmann; grandchildren, Ally, Cole, Marshall, and Gracie Guttmann; mother, Mildred Ulik; siblings, Dennis (Diane) McFarland, David (Lynn) McFarland, Judith (Ray Mueller) McFarland, and Pam (Paul) Czerwinski; brothers-in-law, Tom (Linda) Guttmann and John (Annette) Guttmann; sisters-in-law, Pat (Jim) Bergschultz and Jean (Bruce) Hempleman; and her canine friend, Wyatt. She is further survived by stepsisters, stepbrothers, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Deb was preceded in death by her father, James McFarland; stepfather, Don Ulik Sr.; mother-in-law, Elsie Guttmann; father-in-law, Andy Guttmann; close friend, Lois Herman; and pets, Jake and Bear.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.