Debra Trytten, 1955-2015

Published 9:37 am Monday, July 13, 2015

Memorial services for Deby Trytten,  59, of Albert Lea will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Dave Efflandt will officiate. Private burial will be at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at

Debra Trytten

Debra Trytten

Deby passed peacefully in her sleep early Saturday, July 11, 2015, at St. John’s Lutheran Community.

Debra “Deby” Kay Trytten was born on Dec. 19, 1955, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Ferlando (Bud) and Gwen (Faragher) Trytten. Deby grew up in the Glenville/Myrtle area and graduated from Glenville High School in 1974. After graduation Deby attended Austin Community College and Mankato State University. She was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle.Over the years Deby was employed by St. John’s Lutheran Community, Crest Services, Nite’s Out Lounge and the Emmons Legion.

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Before experiencing a major stroke and moving to St. John’s Lutheran Community in 2008, Deby was an active member of Albert Lea Eagles 2258 Auxiliary, serving as president from 1989 to 1990. She was also a member of Eagles Auxiliary Ritual and Drill Team. Deby loved traveling with the team to state and national conventions. During her involvement with the Eagles, Deby was active in fundraising for various charities and especially enjoyed helping with organizing events for Make-A-Wish Foundation and Eagles Cancer Fund. Deby loved ’50s and ’60s music and was co-chairwoman of the annual ’50s night at the Eagles. She also gave her time to many other events at the Eagles. Deby also enjoyed sewing, cooking and crafting.

Survivors include her mother, Gwen Trytten, of Albert Lea; brother, Ken (Peggy) Trytten, of Austin; sister, Leota (Doug) Lind, of Albert Lea; sister-in-law, Georgann Trytten of Glenville; nieces and nephews Cosy (Todd Kriehn) and Ryan Trytten, Kris, Casey and Zach Lind, and Theresa Espelien; and great-nieces and nephews Deryk and Wyatt Espelien and Hailey and Jerett Kriehn.

Deby was preceded in death by her father, Bud Trytten; and brothers Dick and Paul Trytten.

Deby’s family extends their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of second floor north at St. John’s Lutheran Community for the care, concern and support they provided to Deby through the years. Deby’s life at times was difficult and challenging. She is now at peace.