Deanna Marie Pilecky, of Merrill, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 22, 2023, at her home. She was 53 years old. She was born on August 22, 1969, in Antigo, a daughter of Roger and Sharon (Robinson) Pilecky of Deerbrook.
She graduated from Antigo High School in 1987. She received her Associate's Degree in Accounting from North Central Technical College in 2005.
Deanna was employed at Haven, Inc. in Merrill for the past 18 years. She started working the crisis line, then became the office manager from 2006 to 2019, and was currently the finance manager.
She had a deep love for her family and friends. She was a proud Aunt who was a role model teaching her nieces and nephews how to be independent and the importance of bringing family together. She enjoyed time with family and friends which led to her planning and coordinating many gatherings. She also enjoyed watching science fiction movies.
Survivors include her parents; two sisters, Julie Pilecky of Wausau and Dawn Pilecky of Merrill; three brothers, Roger (Mary) Pilecky of Windsor, Richard (Karen) Pilecky of Deerbrook, and Joe (Melissa) Pilecky of Merrill; and nieces and nephews, Megan, Michael, Anna, Zachary, Lydia, and Evelyn. She is also survived by special friends, Dee Puyleart, Adam Rustick, and Nick Welnetz; and her Godparents, Bob and Betsy Pilecky.
She was preceded in death by a special friend, Roy Rustick.
A celebration of Deanna's life will be held on Saturday, June 10, beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the farm, N4795 Ackley Road, Deerbrook, WI 54424
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Haven, Inc., 1106 E. 8th Street, Merrill, WI 54452.
Celebration Of Life
Deerbrook, WI, United States 54424
Thinking of your family......Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Deanna Marie Pilecky by Your friends from Kiva Michigan.
I find it difficult to articulate my emotions right now. Whenever I'm at work, I can't help but think of you, as you were the one who truly kept things running smoothly. It's still surreal for me to come across reminders like a note that says "Please message Deanna if X happens." Knowing that you were a fan of Sci-Fi movies surprises me, and I regret not discovering this shared interest sooner. You have been an absolute blessing to have as a colleague, and your presence will forever be missed. Every time I encounter an unusual law, watch a sci-fi film, or hear about a money-saving technique, thoughts of you will undoubtedly cross my mind. Rest in peace, Deanna. You will always hold a special place in my heart.
With heartfelt affection,
Hey Deanna, I find myself crying and getting emotional but then you hear say "this is hard but keep going". Lia and I will always cherish the lessons you taught us and the support you offered during our adventures together. What a ride, Deanna! You will always be in our hearts. Ps...everyone knows your birthday now! :D Always and Forver, Love Kim and Lia