Debra Jo Wedlund

Debra Jo Wedlund, 58, died Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Rapid City (S.D.) Regional Hospital.

She was born April 10, 1961, in Eau Claire, Wis., to David and Twyla (Kohn) Vaningan.

Wedlund grew up in Eau Claire and graduated from Memorial High School in 1979. She moved to Hill City, S.D., in 1989 and worked at Krull’s Market for over 20 years managing the bakery/deli.

Wedlund is survived by her spouse of 28 years, Ben Kotan; daughter, Jessica DeWitt; son, Justin Wedlund; brother, Scott Vaningan; sisters, Sherry Tibbits, Shelly Kanke and Sheila Vaningan; two grandchildren; and former spouse, Chris Wedlund. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Twyla Vaningan.

Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.

Friends and family may sign her online guestbook and leave written condolences for the family at

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