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Deborah Buss

December 19, 1951 — April 21, 2021

La Porte

Deborah Buss

Deborah Fay Buss

December 19, 1951-April 21, 2021

Deborah Buss, 69, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital.

She was born December 19, 1951 in La Porte, Indiana, the daughter of William Davis and Hulah (Dyer) Davis.

On October 24, 1990 in Las Vegas, she married Robert P. Buss, who preceded her in death March 23, 1999.

A lifelong resident of the area, Deborah worked at the customer service counter for K Mart for 25 years, retiring in 2006. She then went to work as a teller at La Porte Savings Bank for 10 years, finally retiring in 2016. Deborah enjoyed reading and watching her favorite shows on TV, going to the lake and just being outdoors. She was devoted to her Dachsund, Tuki, who passed away, and her Lab, Willow.  But her greatest joy was her family, her children and her grandchildren, who she loved spending time with.

She is survived by her daughter, Catherine (John) McVay of La Porte, IN; son, Sgt Maj USMC Mark (Tonya) Upp of Chicago, IL; brother, Michael (Jeanette) Davis of Lewisburg, TN; grandchildren, Amber and Shelbi Schoff, Sydney McVay, Seneca Upp; great-grandchildren, Isabell Steele, Lincoln Bales, Stella Rogers.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. The family has selected cremation and will hold a private graveside service at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the La Porte Small Animal Shelter, 2855 IN-2, La Porte, IN 46350.

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