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Debra Zeeb

May 5, 1950 — March 11, 2024


Debra “Deb” Kathryn Zeeb passed away peacefully at home on March 11, 2024, with her husband and daughters by her side. She was 73 years old.

Her celebration of life will be held at 10:30AM, Saturday, March 16 at Inspire Family Fellowship, 523 North 21st Street, Bismarck. 

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Debra Kathryn Zeeb (Hepper) was born May 5, 1950, in Bismarck to Harold and Laura Hepper. She grew up in McClusky, North Dakota. She graduated from McClusky High School, married Fred Zeeb Jr., and moved to Bismarck where they welcomed daughter Sheri in 1968. Daughter, Kim was born in 1970 and their family was complete. After working at Banco/Norwest Bank for 17 years, she left the workforce to attend the University of Mary, Bismarck, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree and Accounting and Business Administration Degree. After receiving her degrees, she worked at Starion Bank as Vice President of the Compliance/Auditing Department until she retired in 2012. 

When Deb and Fred were not in North Dakota, they had a second home in Maricopa, Arizona where they enjoyed the warm winters with their “snowbird” friends. In retirement, she loved to travel. Deb and Fred were known to hit the open road in their Corvette and drive for days enjoying the countryside.

The love Deb had for her family was unmeasurable. She was blessed to be married to the love of her life for 55 years, a mother to two daughters that she cherished, and a nana to a grandson she adored. She will be dearly missed.

Deb was a compassionate, giving person who was always thinking of others. Her kind heart was felt by the many residents of Hay Creek Lodge Senior Living (Bismarck) as they got to know her since she often visited her dad, Harold, who lives there. She knew each resident by name and cared for them deeply.

She will be missed by the many friends who loved her like family and her congregation at Inspire Family Fellowship

She is survived by her husband, Fred; daughters, Sheri Zeeb (Boston, MA) and Kim Zeeb (Fargo, ND); grandson, Evan Schaff (Fargo, ND); dad, Harold Hepper (Bismarck, ND); sister, Gail Hepper (Santee, CA), and her niece,  Jenn Petragalia (San Diego, CA), and nephews Justin Glum (El Cajon, CA), and Jon Glum (Long Beach, CA)

Deb is preceded in death by her mother, Laura Hepper.

The Zeeb family is grateful for the loving care that Deb received from caregivers LeeAnn and Heather, and the social worker and nurses of Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Inspire Family Fellowship, Mayo Clinic Cancer Research, or the charity of your choice. 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Debra Zeeb, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 16, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Inspire Family Fellowship

523 N 21st St, Bismarck, ND 58501

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