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Debbi Lynn Spencer

June 25, 1956 — June 16, 2023

Mankato, MN

Debbi Lynn Spencer


Debbi Lynn Spencer, age 66 of Mankato, Minnesota, and formerly of Winona, Owatonna, and New Richland, Minnesota and Glendale, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday June 16, 2023.


Debbi is survived by her loving husband, Todd Spencer of Mankato; three children, Matt (Brooke) Spencer of Blaine and their children (Gavin, Owen and Hayden), Jackie Spencer-Coates of Lake Crystal and her children (Michael, Riley, Brennen and Alivia) Stephanie Spencer of North Mankato and her children (Logan, Devin, Madden and Alayna); and great-granddaughter Elanor. She also is survived by her brother, Bruce (Diane) Hoseck; sister Pam (Mike) Strong; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends.


Debbi was preceded in death by her parents, and infant sister, Carmen.


Debbi was born June 25, 1956, to Loyel and Delores (Mennis) Hoseck in Rochester, Minnesota. She attended Winona Senior High School where she participated on the dance team and was named homecoming princess in 1972. Debbi graduated from Winona Senior High School in 1974. She  went to Minnesota State College Southeast and graduated as a LPN.


Debbi was married to Todd Spencer on December 13, 1980, in Winona. She worked as a school nurse at Lincoln Elementary School in Winona prior to her marriage. After moving to Owatonna she was a receptionist for Federated Mutual Insurance. Later she became school nurse for Wilson Elementary School in Owatonna, until her retirement.


Debbi was deeply passionate about all animals, from kittens as a child, to horses as a teen, especially Monte, and forever all her special dogs but most of all Adeline. She was an amazing mother who loved her children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter dearly. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family especially the “hot tub” sessions at home and during family trips to the Wisconsin Dells. Debbi was always eager to have a good time. She will be deeply missed by all those who loved her.


A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday July 15, 2023, at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato, Minnesota 56003. Visitation will  start at noon and lunch will be served in the funeral home following the service.


A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday July 30, 2023 at Cedar Valley Lutheran Church, 33779 County Rd.9, Winona, Minnesota.


In lieu of flowers, please donate in Debbi’s name to, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 105 Hosanna Drive, Mankato, Minnesota 56001, or a charity of your choice.

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Memorial Service

Saturday, July 15, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Northview - North Mankato Mortuary

2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003

Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. Saturday with visitation one hour before the Saturday Service

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