Deanna Rae Saari, age 70, of De Pere, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at Wyndemere Memory Care after a courageous 17 year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born September 5, 1947 in Ironwood, MI, daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (Baker) Strick.
Deanna was a 1965 graduate of J. E. Murphy High School, Hurley, WI. She went on to earn her Associate's Degree in Accounting from NWTC. Deanna worked as an office manager for Shinners & Hucovski accounting firm in Green Bay, retiring in 1998.
Deanna married Daniel Saari, May 6, 1967 in Ironwood, MI. Together they shared 50 years of marriage and raised 2 sons. Deanna and Dan loved to travel together and with family and friends. She was an avid reader. She also enjoyed golfing and swimming in her backyard pool. First and foremost, Deanna was a proud mom and grandma.
Deanna is survived by her husband, Daniel; 2 sons, Dane (Kim) Saari and Darin (Sarah) Saari; 2 granddaughters, Ericka and Megan and a sister, Marilyn Zeller. She is further survived by her niece, Christine (Ricky) Lemmens; a nephew, Richard (Kristy) Parma; special friend, Sharon Humblet; numerous in-laws and friends.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Laurel Strick.
Private services will be held by Deanna's family. Newcomer-Green Bay Chapel has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials directed to the Alzheimer's Association in Deanna's memory are appreciated.
Deanna's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Wyndemere Memory care and Compassus Hospice for their care and support.
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