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Debra Kampsula

March 16, 1959 — February 21, 2021

Hibbing, Minnesota

Debra Kampsula, age 61 of Hibbing, MN, passed away with family by her side on February 21, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth.  She was born in Hibbing on March 16, 1959 to Richard and Joyce (Hodge) Wilson.

Debra attended school in Hibbing and later on Went to Mesabi Range College where she got her associate’s degree.  In 1976, she married Michael Kampsula at First Lutheran Church in Hibbing and was married for 45 years.  Through the years she became a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and was also a beautician in town at her own beauty shop.  She was a talented musician, loved to play the piano and also enjoyed to draw and paint.  Debra loved celebrating the holidays and always had the best cake for birthday parties.  She also liked to fish, chatting on the phone every Saturday with her Auntie Mary and Sunday drives with Michael.

Debra is survived by her husband; Michael Kampsula, children; Richard (Carla) Kampsula and Tennelle (Rick) Dulinski, grandchildren; Cassidy and Jace Kampsula, sister; Barbara (Jeff) Hart, nieces and godchildren; Sarah Hart, Lisa (Corey) Nelson and Jaimie Hart, aunt; Betty Wilson, uncle; Bud (Auntie Mary) Hodge, her best pal Coco and grand dogs; Axel and Diesel.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Richard and Joyce and other close relatives and friends.

A gathering of family and friends will take place on Monday, March 1st, 2021 at the Dougherty Funeral Home from 6-8PM.  Please honor the family’s wishes and follow safe COVID guidelines.  A private graveside burial will take place at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing and Pastor Kevin Olson with Our Saviors Lutheran Church will preside over the committal.

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Monday, March 1, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Dougherty Funeral Home Hibbing

2615 1st Ave, Hibbing, MN 55746

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