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Deborah Ann Behan

Deborah “Deb” Behan was a caring mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world suddenly on September 22, at age 66.


She was born to George Charles Behan and Anna Marie Leyde on April 14, 1956. After graduating from high school, Deb became a licensed cosmetologist upon completing her program at the Aveda Institute. She married her first husband Tom and gave birth to her first of four sons, Justin. Deb and Tom eventually divorced and she became married to Mike and had three more sons (Michael, Frederick, and George). The family lived in West St. Paul until 1998 and then moved to Spicer where they had vacationed previously at Indian Beach Resort.  Deb’s lifelong dream of living on a lake (Nest Lake, and then later on Green Lake) had been fulfilled.


Deb brought decades of cosmetology experience from the Twin Cities to Blondie’s Hair Harbor in Willmar. She eventually opened up a small salon in Spicer, but declining health and disabilities resulted in an early and involuntary retirement.


Deb loved music and was obsessed with The Beatles. She was also a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Vikings. Deb was known for being intensely selfless and generous. She was exceptionally proud of her four sons and two grandsons, Elijah and Jackson. Deb touched the lives of so many people over the years and will be missed by family, friends, and many former salon clients.


She is survived by her sons; one sister, Barb (Richard) Holmen; grandsons; and nephews, David, Brian and John.


She was preceded in death by her father, George; mother, Anna Marie; and one brother, John Behan.


Deb will be honored in a celebration of life on October 5, from 6-8 p.m. at a studio space at 755 Prior Ave North, St. Paul, MN 55104. Internment at Oakland Cemetery in St. Paul. 


Please RSVP to:   Justin.John.Newhouse@gmail.com


Local arrangments are entrusted to the Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home in Spicer.  www.petersonbrothers.com




Deb was a talented cosmetologist, but mostly a great listener. She could strike up a conversation with anyone! Deb, you will be missed. Our condolences to her family! Del and Barb

Barb Oct 12 2022 8:33 AM

Deb cut my hair for many years. Every month I look forward to hearing what her kids were doing. She loved telling giving updates and was so proud of all of you.

Amy Hennes Oct 8 2022 11:55 AM

Deb. Cut my hair for 10 years; she was wonderful. I keep my stylist longer than my doctor. She was so kind and often taught me things about hair. She was very knowledgeable. Fun to be with. My sympathy to all of you.

Barb Borene Oct 5 2022 7:19 PM

Deb was one of a kind a sweet and talented lady!! So very sorry for your loss!

Blondies Hair Harbor Oct 4 2022 8:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Deborah Behan

Sara Olson Oct 4 2022 7:54 PM

Sweetest lady ever!! My condolences to the family. I worked with deb at jcp for a while. I really enjoyed working with her.

Amber Flores Oct 2 2022 3:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Deborah Behan

Ingrid Russell Sep 30 2022 6:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Deborah Behan

Lori Holmberg Sep 30 2022 1:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Deborah Behan

Tammy Aalderks Sep 29 2022 10:26 PM

Ohhh... I'm so sorry for the family's loss! She was a great fun lady!!

Joyce Cole Sep 29 2022 10:06 PM

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