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of Buffalo, MN

September 28, 1957 – December 3, 2023


Saturday, December 30, 2023

beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church – Buffalo, MN

Mass of Christian Burial 

Saturday, December 30, 2023

11:00 a.m.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church – Buffalo, MN

Private Family Interment

Deborah Diane Huikko, age 66 of Buffalo, MN, passed away on December 3, 2023 at the Buffalo Hospital in Buffalo, MN.

Deborah was born the daughter of Jerome and Kathleen (Zinken) Glunz on September 28, 1957 in Buffalo, MN.

Deb found joy in the simple pleasures of life, often spending her summers camping near Walker, MN, surrounded by the beauty of nature that she cherished so much. Fishing brought her a sense of tranquility, and she could often be found with a fishing rod in hand.

Bowling was another of Deb’s passions, and she engaged in friendly competition with her loved ones. Her ongoing rivalry with the “dang 10 pin” became a source of laughter for all that bowled with her.

Deb’s devotion to her grandchildren was unmatched. She took immense pride in watching their sporting events, cheering them on every time.  Her playful nature shone through in the games she played with them, creating a bond that will be remembered and cherished by her grandchildren for a lifetime.

Card games were a frequent pastime for Deb, especially with her in-laws. Whether it was a spirited round of cards or a quiet evening of conversation, she valued the time spent with family, creating strong connections that defined her life.

For over a decade, Deb dedicated herself to her work at Kwik Trip in Buffalo.

One of Deb’s most notable qualities was her straightforward and honest nature. She always spoke her mind, ensuring that those around her knew where they stood. This authenticity endeared her to many, creating a sense of trust and genuine connection with those fortunate enough to know her.

Deb is survived by her husband of 45 years, Allen; children, Katie (fiancé, Jen Bohn) Huikko and Jerome Huikko; grandson, Wyatt Huikko; step grandson, Luke Bohn; siblings, Bonnie (Hal) Berger, Margie Peterson, Sandy (Chuck) Davidson, Bobby (Barb) Glunz, Jim (Cindy) Glunz, Fred Glunz, John (Kim) Glunz and Dana (Rick) Meyer; sister-in-law, Debby Chancellor; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents, Jerome & Kathleen Glunz and brother Jerry Glunz



15 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jim and Nancy LaFave

    So very sorry to read this- No matter what was going on with her struggle, she always had that smile! I am sure she will be missed by many people ❤️ I will miss bumping into her and talking with her trying to catch up on all the memories in 10 minutes- lol-

  2. Wanda Heidecker

    My condolences to the Glunz/Huikko families.

  3. Elaine Vandeventer

    Oh I am so sorry to hear this. She fought the bad C word for a long time. Sending many prayers 🙏🏼 hugs 🤗 and sympathy. Keep her beautiful memories alive. Love to you all Elaine Vandeventer

  4. Heather greathouse

    I will miss her and she was a nice lady.

  5. Heidi king and family

    Al, Jerry, Jerry, and Wyatt…I’m so sorry for your loss. Debbie was one strong woman who fought a good fight. She will be missed dearly!!!

  6. Gary DeJarlais

    I am so sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing! My sympathy to the family and friends! I knew Debbie for a short time! What a blessing! She was a beautiful person! We were supposed to go ice fishing in February! She will be deeply Missed by those that knew her! RIP Debbie! God Comfort and Bless All!

  7. Shanna Daugherty

    I’m so sorry to hear about Deb’s death she was so sweet thinking about you guys

  8. Shanna Daugherty

    I’m so sorry to hear about Deb’s death she was always so sweet and kind… Hope Al Jerry and Katie are doing ok

  9. Robyn Patri

    My condolences to the family! I graduated with Debbie!

  10. Sheila and Larry Jewett

    Katie and family – So sorry to hear about Deb’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time of loss.

  11. Norma Wright

    I’m so sorry to hear about Deb. I worked with her for a couple of years. Strong woman doesnt isn’t enough to describe her. To go thru what she went thru and still have her strong work ethic was amazing. She will be missed.

  12. Jerimarie

    So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweetheart. God bless you all. Let peace be with the family.

  13. Kerrina Bergeson

    I will miss ur mom I use to go to ur house and stay off and she was really nice to me sorry for ur loss

  14. Byron Glunz

    We’re always saddened to see a passing, yet we can’t arrive at our eternal reward, without so doing. My family (Bill & Maxine) lived a couple miles from their family farm in the 60’s. As kids we played often 60 some years ago.

  15. Sharon Green

    Al, Jerry Katie & all family. I am sorry I didn’t know of her passing until I saw Katie’s FB post today. Deb was amazing & a true fighter for her family & then herself. Take care of each other as she would do….she’ll be watching from heaven. 😇


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