Deborah L. Hallam, age 73, of Duluth, MN and formerly of Hayward, WI passed away on Friday, December 9, 2022, at Beehive Homes Assisted Living in Duluth, MN.
Deborah Lynn was born May 6, 1949, in Los Angeles, CA the daughter of Robert and Norma (Warner) Hallam. She was raised in California and graduated from Los Altos High School in 1967. She continued her education at the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, ND. Deborah would earn her bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Jamestown. She then became licensed as a Registered Nurse. Deborah’s nursing career included work in both hospitals and nursing homes. She lived in Ashland, WI, Milwaukee, WI, Duluth, MN, Grafton, WI, Port Washington, WI and West Linn, OR while working as a nurse. She also worked as a traveling nurse where she would serve as Director of Nursing at facilities she would go to. On February 19, 2004, Deb was joined in marriage to John Rheaume in Las Vegas, NV. Deb and John moved to Solon Springs, WI where Deb enjoyed having her pet potbelly pig. Deb enjoyed fishing, camping, and snowmobiling. She was a very strong willed and independent person to those who knew her.
Deb is survived by her husband and significant other of 28 years, John; two stepchildren, Katie (Chad Schmitt) Rheaume, Thomas (Sara) Rheaume, both of Duluth, MN; two step-grandchildren, Levi Rheaume, John Sundberg; and one niece, Jessica Hallam of Chicago, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Scott Hallam; and one sister, Maureen Hallam.
A gathering will be held for Deb at a later date to be announced.