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Nancy Espeland

July 9, 1934 — September 7, 2023

Nancy Lee (Roerig) Espeland passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Friday, September 15, 2023 at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Winnebago. A time for visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Thursday at Spencer Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place in Rosehill Cemetery, Winnebago.

Nancy was born on July 9, 1934 in Winnebago to Leo and Helen (Ganssle) Roerig. She graduated high school and went on to attend two years of business college. On July 17, 1954, Nancy married Bernard “Ben” Espeland in Winnebago. Together, the couple enjoyed 69 wonderful years together.

Nancy worked as a bank teller for 19 years at 1st National Bank in Winnebago. She also scheduled and drove for Espeland Van Service. She also worked in the Blue Earth and Winnebago Elementary
Schools in the Computer Lab for 19 years. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Nancy enjoyed camping with Ben and spending time with her family. Most of all, she loved her grandkids.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband Ben of Winnebago; sons, Douglas (Laurie Ann) Espeland of Wausau, WI and Daniel (Lori Ann) of Truman; 5 grandchildren, Loren, Jeremy, Jay, Rachel, and Casey Espeland; two great-grandsons, Gavin and Everett Espeland; and daughter in law, Margie Espeland of Gaylord.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Joan Lu Brown; and son, David Espeland.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, September 14, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Spencer - Owen Funeral Home

345 6th Avenue SE, Winnebago, MN 56098

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Visitation

Friday, September 15, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Lutheran Church of Our Savior

121 1st Ave SE, Winnebago, MN 56098

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Funeral Service

Friday, September 15, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Lutheran Church of Our Savior

121 1st Ave SE, Winnebago, MN 56098

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