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Deborah Krinke

October 5, 1972 — October 5, 2021

Forest Lake

Deborah “Debbie” Ann Krinke was a loving and generous mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend.  She passed away at home on September 12th, 2021 at the age of 49.

Debbie was born Deborah Ann Harbour to Ann and Dale Harbor July 30th, 1972.  She met her husband, Tom Krinke II in high school English class where they became friends instantly.  Debbie and Tom went “off to college” separately and were reunited as employees at Deluxe Corporation and fell in love immediately.  Together they had two sons.  Debbie loved her family unconditionally.

Debbie always fought for a cause.  After graduation with a degree in Criminology from the University of Minnesota, she worked as a Domestic Abuse Intervention Provider, doing so for free initially.  Helping other people has always been at the core of her soul and she spent thousands of hours over her life volunteering at Forest Lake Area Schools, running the PTA of multiple schools, chairing the board of her sons’ preschool, acting as president of the MOMS club, numerous cancer support organizations and most recently as a guide for the Firefly Sisterhood.

Debbie leaves behind her beloved children: Jackson and Anthony and her husband: Tom.  She also leaves her deeply loved parents: Ann and Dale Harbour, and parents-in-law: Tom and Patsy Krinkeher sister: Catherine and husband David Studenski, her two nieces: Jackie Studenski and Maggie Carlson and Nephew: Alex Studenski, her sister-in-law, Teresa Krinke and brother-in-law, Neil Carlson.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9300 Scandia Trail North, Forest Lake, Minnesota.  The family will greet friends from 9:00 a.m., until the time of service at the church.  In accordance with Deb’s wishes, everyone in attendance is asked to wear a mask.  In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Debbie’s honor to: The Firefly Sisterhood at

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