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Debbie Ann Whittier
July 13, 1984 - June 18, 2024

Place of Birth: Breckenridge, MN
Residence: Watford City, ND formerly of Williston, ND
Age: 39


Deborah Ann Whittier, 39, of Williston, ND passed away on June 18th, 2024. Debbie was born on July 13, 1984 to Steven Whittier and Katherine (Murray) Redenbaugh in Breckenridge, Minnesota. She spent all twelve years in the Williston school system before obtaining an Associate of Applied Science degree from Williston State College. 

From a very young age, Debbie developed a lifelong interest in outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. Her musical talents were enjoyed by all as she sang in the church choir for many years as well as numerous weddings for friends and family. Known by those closest to her for her sense of quick whit and love of a good laugh, one of Debbie’s favorite shirts she owned said “If we are in a ‘don’t laugh situation’, don’t look over at me!” Her beautiful smile could light up a room which was only surpassed in impact by her kind and loving heart.

Debbie will be profoundly missed by her children, Abigail Hodnefield and Austin Hodnefield; siblings, Brian Whittier (Jennifer), David Whittier (Michelle), Brenda Connelly (Leon); mother, Katherine Redenbaugh (Bruce); stepdad, Danni Thorpe;  nephews, Alex Donovan, Cameron Whittier, Shane Kemnitz, Aaron Whittier, Nathan Whittier, Brody Connelly, Aiden Weisz, Dillon Connelly, Bryson Connelly, Gavin Weisz, Andrew Connelly, along with an extended loving family of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Steven Whittier; grandparents, John L. and Marjorie Whittier, and Robert and Frances Murray.

Debbie’s greatest passion and accomplishment in life was being a devoted mother to her two incredible children. She poured as much love as she had into raising Abigail and Austin, finding great joy in attending everything from basketball games to county fair judging for 4H. They were the light of her life and represented her deepest pride and joy. Her memory will be cherished and live on in the hearts of those who loved her. 

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Jessica (Williston, ND )
Jun 20, 2024
RIP Deb, you will be missed
My prayers go out to her family.
George and Stella Raulston (Edwall, Washington )
Jun 20, 2024
May Gods unending peace and love cover all of you.
Love George and Stella
Randa Eldred (Bismarck, North Dakota)
Jun 20, 2024
Kathy, I am so sorry about the passing of Debbie. I knew her some when she was a dental assistant.Such a beautiful girl! God bless you with comfort and love.
Stephanie Huntsman (Williston , ND)
Jun 20, 2024
Rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers to your family and friends. Fly high
Paulette Bauer (Eureka , South Dakota )
Jun 20, 2024
Debbie was a wonderful person. She was in Mr Bauer Auto Tech Class at Williston High School. She was a great student. She was a classmate of our children. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers to the Family.
Gerri Hanson (Zahl, ND)
Jun 20, 2024
Our sincere sympathy to her family. Abby and Austin you were the light of her life.
Alicia Cole (WILLISTON, ND)
Jun 21, 2024
Deb, my heart is broken for you and everyone who loves you. I’m so sorry. We always had such a great time together. You were and always be loved my friend. Peace, Love, and Light to your kids and all who will feel this devistating loss of our Deb.
Jun 21, 2024
Deb was one of the kindest people I have ever known, we knew each other since grade school. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Cami (Bren) Rossol (Missouri)
Jun 21, 2024
So sad to see this news. Prayers to her family. So terribly sorry for your tragic loss.
Randy and Peggy Pitzer (Spearfish, SD)
Jun 21, 2024
We were so sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. She was a hardworking dental assistant for our office. Abbie and Austin, remember the good times and know she is watching over you. With sympathy. Randy and Peggy
Leone Heller (Williston , ND)
Jun 21, 2024
Your beautiful light and presence will be missed by so many…. My deepest sympathy to all of your family…. RIP Deb.
Deen (Zap, North Dakota)
Jun 21, 2024
Deb you carried your love for all to see in all those moments of your life, to those who recieved the gift of knowing you, they'll always cherish you. You'll always be loved and remembered.
Michelle Murray (Cavalier , North Dakota )
Jun 22, 2024
Debbie's Family, My deepest sympathy to all of you at this time of great sadness. I am sure Grandpa, Grandma and Uncle Donny were there to welcome her and give her hugs that you all wish you had many more times to do. But hopefully you feel the strength, comfort and love that surround you from near and far. My deepest sympathy to all of you and my love, Michelle
Monica Essen Haskin (Williston , ND)
Jun 22, 2024
Where does one begin Deb always had the most beautiful smile. I saw her about 2 weeks ago, & we hugged each other, then she was on the run to get her next delivery dropped off. She was such a kind woman. I loved running into her. She was such a beautiful soul.

Abbey, Austin, I don’t know where to begin with this. Your beautiful momma will always be with you. She won’t leave your side for a single minute. She was soooo very proud of you both, she would brag about you both, and when she talked about you 2, she had this special gleam in her eyes with a smile that would light up the world. You both were her everything. She loved you both very much. Treasure all your memories, and keep them close to your heart
Sweet girl, you will be so sadly missed by many. Fly high and let your light shine bright in the sky so Abbey and Austin can see you.

Fran (falcon,kucera) Tangedal (Trenton, North Dakota )
Jun 24, 2024
I'm so sorry for your loss. Deb grew up with my daughter Erica. She would come over to our place growing up. She always had a smile on her face. Warm and loving. Debbie will be missed by all. May God be with you all during this time.
Kiara Wise (Mercer, Pennsylvania )
Jun 24, 2024
Aunt Deb will be dearly missed.
Dave Albin (Fleetwood, North Carolina)
Jun 25, 2024
I cannot put into words the sadness I feel that you were taken from this life at such an early age. I will remember that radiant smile that lit up the room, your soft and gentle way, and the look on your face the day you faced and walked the fire. Rest in peace, my dear friend.
Torrie (Williston)
Jun 25, 2024
My heart goes out to your entire family. Many prayers to you all. May her love and light live brightly in her beautiful children.
Al C (Bismarck, ND)
Jun 28, 2024
There are many wonderful childhood memories I have that include Deb. She was always laughing at the stupid things I said and did. We haven’t seen each other in years. However, I will miss you girl. May God be with your family in these times. Until we meet again!
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