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Debra Nelson Spinden

April 12, 1955 March 8, 2016
Debra Nelson Spinden
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Debra Sue Nelson Spinden, 60, of Menlo passed away March 8, 2016 at her home. Per her wishes cremation has been selected and services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Family and may be sent in care of, Johnson Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 246, Stuart, Iowa 50250. Online condolences may be left at

Deb as she was known by family and friends was born April 12, 1955 the second of five children born to Robert Dean and Myrna Cass Nelson. Deb grew up in the Dexter and Stuart area and attended Stuart-Menlo High School. Throughout her life, Deb held various jobs, which included, factory work, Rose Acres in Guthrie Center and a cook for the Café in Casey. She enjoyed playing cribbage and watching the Kansas City Chiefs.

On January 18, 1976 her only child was born, Charles Christopher Nelson.

Deb enjoyed activities such as spending time with her family and friends. She was also an avid animal lover who enjoyed having her pets around her at all times.

She is preceded in death by her father, Robert Dean Nelson, sister, Tina Nelson, brother, Robert Kim Nelson & wife Linda Nelson, niece Hillary Nelson, and great nephew Aden Beaman.

Deb is survived by her mother, Myrna Domsch of Menlo; son, Charles Nelson of Winterset; granddaughter, Hailey Nelson of LeMars; siblings, Andrew Nelson of Linden and sister, Alveda Nelson and wife Kim Lazo of Washington; and countless nieces, nephews and friends all of whom will miss her greatly.

The family would like to give a special thank you to any care giver who helped ease her pain and allowed her to pass away at home where she wanted to be. We are greatful.

(Professional Arrangements By: Johnson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services – Stuart Chapel).
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