Debra Piotrowski, 1973-2018

Debra J. Piotrowski, 45, of LaPorte, IN, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at LaPorte Hospital.

Debra was born in LaPorte on Sept. 25, 1973, to James E. and  Lois J. (Smigelski) Sales.

Debra graduated from nursing school with distinction. She enjoyed going on vacation and she loved to cook.

On Aug. 16, 1997, she married James Piotrowski, who survives. Also surviving are her beloved children, Bryce J.L. Piotrowski of LaPorte, Cameron J. Piotrowski of LaPorte and Griffin A. Piotrowski of LaPorte; grandson, Gabriel W.J. Cook; her fur baby, Sophia; brothers, Albert L. (Julie) Sales of Kingwood, TX, and Ed A. (Jamie) Sales; sister, Becky (Chris) A. Smith; and several nieces, nephews, and other loving family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at  11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte, with Pastor Roger Ash officiating. A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday, Jan. 7. Burial will take place following the service at Westville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association at

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