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 Debra Katherine “Debbie” <I>Mandt</I> Sayles

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Debra Katherine “Debbie” Mandt Sayles

  • Birth 25 Apr 1954 Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 20 Nov 2000 Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Varco, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 18689214

Debbie K. Sayles, 46, Austin, died of breast cancer Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

She was born April 25, 1954, in Austin, to Robert and Dorothy (Majerus) Mandt.

She graduated form Rose Creek High School in 1972 and attended the Austin Junior College. She worked at Methodist Hospital for about a year as a nurse's aide.

Debbie married Dean Sayles, on Sept. 7, 1974, at St. Peters Catholic Church in Rose Creek. She had worked at Sacred Heart Hospice as a nurses aide for a few years. Debbie began working at the Wee Learning Center as a teacher's aide. She was very committed to teaching her young students and loved being involved with them.

Debbie loved children and was in charge of the Queen of Angels nursery. She also was very involved in all aspects of the Enterprise 4-H Group including being an adult leader for a number of years, the local and state fairs, and different exhibits. She had worked with the cancer support group and relay for life and she was on the Austin Town Board as an elections clerk. Debbie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Dean Sayles, Austin; daughter, Julie Sayles, Austin; sons, Scott Sayles, Austin, Craig Sayles, Austin; parents, Robert and Dorothy Mandt, Rose Creek; brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry (Ruth) Mandt, Vancouver, B.C., Al (Brenda) Mandt, Rose Creek; sister, Jodi Mandt, Bloomington; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Raymond and Dorothy Sayles, Austin; brother-in-law, Wayne Sayles, Austin; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Judy (Jim) Bartlett, Austin, Rhonda (Dean) Borgstahl, Owatonna, Karen (Rick) Sundberg, Austin; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, brother-in-law, Mark Sayles.

Service: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Virgil S. Duellman officiating. Soloist will be Cece Kroc.

Interment: Enterprise Cemetery in Austin. Honorary bearers are Rita Hanegraaf, Janet Jacobsen, Janet Stephenson, Mary Anne Romeo, Pat Morse, Patty Sayles, Jenny Smith.

Casket bearers are Randy Stephenson, Sheldon Sayles, Larry Jensen, Dave Morse, Chuck Romeo, Bob Jacobsen.

Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with a 5:30 p.m. Rosary and 7:30 p.m. prayer service also on Friday from 12 to 1 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary.

There will be no reviewal.


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  • Created by: Janet Stephenson
  • Added: 30 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18689214
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Debra Katherine “Debbie” Mandt Sayles (25 Apr 1954–20 Nov 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18689214, citing Rose Creek Enterprise Cemetery, Varco, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Janet Stephenson (contributor 46853083) .