May 24, 1983 - July 16, 2022


PORTAGE - Debra L. Holloway, age 39 years, of Portage and formerly of the Wonewoc, Wisconsin area, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022 as result of a car accident in Adams County.

She was born on May 24, 1983 to Dennis and Elsie (Degner) Holloway in Hillsboro. Debra grew to adulthood in the Valton area and graduated from the Wonewoc-Center High School.

She worked as a Rural Mail Carrier and really loved her job. She always told many people many stories about her adventures as a mail carrier. The most recent area she worked at was Lyndon Station. She worked at Briggsville, WI for many years before Lyndon. Her side hobbies she had were listening to music, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with family. Family was always really important to her. The first thing she always wanted to do when it came to holidays was invite her family especially; her brothers, her sister, her ma, her nieces and nephews. She always enjoyed coming back to the dairy farm she grew up on. We sometimes would go fishing in the creek together in the pasture. In her room she has old car posters hung up and she loves to talk about them.

Survivors include her daughters, Becca Jalinski of Wonewoc and Jackie Brown of Wisconsin Dells; mother, Elsie Holloway of Wonewoc; sister, Jane (Tom) Phippen of Reedsburg; brothers, David (Julie) Holloway of La Valle and Robert (April) Holloway of La Valle; nieces and nephews, Isaih Phippen, Marcus Holloway, Lesa (Doneil) Parker, Brandon (Caitlyn) Holloway, Michael Holloway and Gina Holloway (Nick L.); great nephew, Izaak Parker; aunt, Sharon (Mike) Sosinsky of Wonewoc and cousin, Tina (Kevin) Burch and daughter MacKenzie Sullivan; uncles and aunts, Don Degner of Wonewoc, Herman Degner and friend, Linda of Reedsburg, Lester (Lorraine) Degner of Wonewoc, Irene (Wayne) Morse of Wonewoc, Mary Degner of Wonewoc, Wilbert (Judy) Degner of Richland Center; many cousins and a lifelong friend Tanya (John) Kennedy and family. A special thanks to Herman Degner for helping Debra when needed.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis Holloway; uncle, David Holloway; cousin, Lesa Holloway; aunt, Heidi Degner; aunt, Alice Degner and uncle, Melvin Degner.

A time of visitation to celebrate the life of Debra will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Picha Funeral Home in Wonewoc. For online information go to

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