Deborah Ann Kosut
March 16, 1952 - July 19, 2020
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King of Glory Lutheran Church
4330 South 84th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53228
Saturday 7/25, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Debbie’s long journey with cancer ended in Jesus’ loving arms on Sunday, July 19, 2020. She was enthusiastically welcomed into Heaven by her beloved parents, Arnie and Mae Johnston, In-laws Joe and Margie Kosut and her nine perfect “Little Angels.” Debbie was the adored and beloved wife and sweetheart of Garry Kosut for 40 wonderful…

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garry kosut left a message on July 27, 2020:
I want to thank everyone who is sharing my Debbie. The stories are fantastic and heart felt. Again, thank you all, Garry Kosut
Rev Ben Paris left a message on July 26, 2020:
My prayerful sympathies to Garry and all of Deb’s family and friends. I was at Sacred Heart School of Theology from 1991-1995 when I graduated. During that time, I had gotten to know Deb quite well. She was a very nice person. She told me that she had never attended an Ordination before. So I invited her to my priesthood ordination in 1995. I’ll never forget that she and Garry came to my ordination at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette. God bless you Deb. May the angels lead you to paradise and may the martyrs and saints come to meet you and lead you to the eternal city...
Diane Johnson left a message on July 26, 2020:
Cindy, Jackie, Kathy and families, I am so very sorry to hear about Debbie! Such a strong beautiful woman! What an incredible fighter!!! Yes, she was the best story teller! I miss her wonderful smile and laughter. What a gift she was to everyone who knew her. I know she is telling everyone all of her stories now. I’m so sorry for y’all’s loss. Know that I’m praying, hugging and crying from afar. Sending y’all my love! Always, Diane
Sandy Johnson left a message on July 25, 2020:
My sympathy to you Gary and family. I am so sorry for your loss of Debbie. I was unable to attend the visitation this morning but wanted to express my condolences. Debbie was a dear soul and I know she is with Jesus, singing in the angel choir. A fond memory I have among many, is the time Debbie and I showed up at the Junior high dance wearing the same "sailor dress." We had some laughs about that. May God give you comfort and peace in the coming days. Sandy Farrell Johnson
Father Helmut Richter left a message on July 25, 2020:
May she rest in Peace. It was a pleasure to share my time with her at Sacred Heart. Fr. Helmut
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Fr. Al Schifano left a message on July 24, 2020:
My sincere condolences to Deb’s family. I entered Sacred Heart at age 58, a widower, challenged by returning to school late in life. Deb was a constant source of encouragement, a ready smile even in the face of her health challenges. I always made it a point to see and thank her at alumni functions through the years. She has been a great gift to many people. May she Rest In Peace. Fr Al Schifano, 2001
Jenny Drzewiecki left a message on July 24, 2020:
In memory of Deborah Ann Kosut, Jenny Drzewiecki lit a candle
Fr. John Ozella left a message on July 24, 2020:
Garry, I've been away from Wisconsin for too long. I was unaware Deb was dealing with cancer, so I was stunned and saddened to get notifiedmabout Deb's death from SHST. She brought me so much joy during my two-and-a-half years there! And no doubt even more joy to you. I fondly remember her role-playing a "twisted sister" I was interviewing for one of my counseling classes. The world is a lesser place for her departure, but what a bonus for Heaven (I empower myself to canonize a Lutheran saint). I'm sorry for this incredible loss of faithful companionship from your life and promise to pray for you in the days ahead. Know you have the support of many brothers!
Sister Marilyn Cowser, OSF left a message on July 24, 2020:
Garry, I am truly sorry to hear of Debbie's final journey to God. As a colleague we had good laughs and beautiful sharing around the table in the dining room at Sacred Heart School of Theology. Garry there are no words to comfort you but, I am sure you have many days wonderful, blessed and endearing memories of Debbie. Be assured of special prayers for you and others in your family. ❤
Fr. jack E. Sidler left a message on July 24, 2020:
Gary I am so sorry to hear of Debbi's passing, know that all in my prayers.
Fr. Jay Jensen left a message on July 24, 2020:
Dear Garry & Family, Deb became a great friend and source of joy during my seminary days at SHSST. We could always count on a smile and words of encouragement every time that we came into contact with her. I'm so thankful that I had the privilege of knowing her during my formation years at Sacred Heart. I'm confident that she will rest in Christ's eternal joy. With sincere Christian love in Christ, Fr. Jay Jensen (Class of 2001)
Fr. Patrick Nelson, SDS left a message on July 24, 2020:
Garry, My Condolences to you and your family. Debbie and I are the same age and she was always very kind to me at Sacred Heart. I was ordained in 2019 at Sacred Heart and I hold her memory of gentleness to everyone. May God Bless you and be gracious to you. - Fr. Pat Nelson, SDS
Lynn Kaestner left a message on July 23, 2020:
Garry, I'm so sorry to hear that Debb has moved to Heaven. I am keeping you and her soul in my prayers.
Duane Bunchkowski left a message on July 23, 2020:
My wife Colleen and I are neighbors to Debbie and Garry, special memories of Debbie, *Bright smile no matter what was going on in her life, always cheerful and great conversationalist * As I drove by their house in my Hot rod Debbie would always tell me to do a burnout. (not all the neighbors enjoyed that) * Her love for Garry would shine through whenever she spoke * Our chats about Harnischfeger and all the people that worked there
Kim Zieroth left a message on July 23, 2020:
Debb will be missed dearly. She was such a sweet and funny lady. So happy I was able to meet her and chat during our few gatherings. I will always remember her love of animals and how she named every squirrel and bird! Garry, Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you and all of your family.
Lois & Don Hensiak left a message on July 22, 2020:
To Garry and Debbie’s Family: We are very sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. We have so many great memories of her leading the choir, singing in the praise band, love and passion to be a Christ follower and her love for her church. We send hugs to you all.
Julie Froehlich Breutzmann left a message on July 21, 2020:
My sympathy to the family. We were childhood friends and neighbors. We shared many good times.
Jane Rizzo left a message on July 21, 2020:
Greg and I are so sorry to hear about Debbie’s passing Your family will be in our prayers. Greg and Jane Rizzo
Jane Rizzo left a message on July 21, 2020:
Greg and I are so sorry to hear about Debbie’s passing Your family will be in our prayers.
Vicki Johnson left a message on July 21, 2020:
When I first started working at SHSST, there was a retreat day for faculty and staff. We were sharing difficult times in our lives, and I briefly talked about having four miscarriages and what a devastating impact that has had on my life. That same day, Debb openly shared her history with me, our tear-filled eyes met in sincere empathy, and we immediately bonded. She opened her own heart to me, and I knew, without a doubt, that she truly did understand. Debb touched so many lives, and it is evident that God worked in and through her.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Fr. Jim Walters, SCJ left a message on July 21, 2020:
Gary, My heart goes out to you at this painful time. May all the wonderful memories of your life with Deb bring you comfort and strength. She will be missed by so many of us but no one more deeply than you. You will be in my prayers.
Ben Illingworth left a message on July 21, 2020:
In memory of Deborah Ann Kosut, Ben Illingworth lit a candle
Krause Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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