Debra K. Holmes

Debra K. Holmes

Debra K. Holmes, 56, of Platteville died on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at her home of natural causes.

Deb was born on December 19, 1957 in Platteville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Curtis and Beverly (Morris) Brinkman. She was united in marriage to Rick Holmes on July 28, 1979 at the United Methodist Church, Platteville. She graduated from Platteville High School in 1976. Deb worked at Fend-All and Advance Transformer for a while, until going to work at K-Mart for over thirty years. Deb enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers and bowling in many women’s leagues. Deb loved to spend time with her family, grandchildren and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Rick “Cue Ball” Holmes of Platteville; son, Chad of Platteville; three grandchildren, Sadie, Aneesah and Garrett Holmes; brother, Booner (Janet) Brinkman of Platteville; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Rev. Brenda Whitford will officiate. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, or from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Debra K. Holmes Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be made at