Debra P. Wieland

NEW ULM — Debra P. Wieland, age 56 of New Ulm died peacefully on Thursday, June 7, 2018 after a hard fought battle with cancer at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm with her family by her side.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Father Bruno Santiago will celebrate the Mass, and private burial service will happen at a later date.

Visitation will be from 9-10:30 am on Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-North Chapel in New Ulm.

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Debra is survived by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Wieland of New Ulm; her sons, Nate (Leah Earl) Hippert of Mankato; Tyler Hippert of rural New Ulm; step-children, Amy (Will) LaBreche, Christine Wieland, James Hause; granddaughter, Payton Hippert; step-grandchildren, Laken and Lauren LaBreche; sisters, Catherine (Paul Bauer) Brandel, Barbara (Robert) Sellner; brothers, Jeffery (Susan) Brandel, James (Patricia) Brandel, Marcus (Audra Brandt-Brandel) Brandel; sisters-in-law, Amy (William Olinger) Brandel, Norma Hanson, Gloria (Cliff) Fenske, Joyce (Ron) Rodewald; brother-in-law, Norman (Cindy) Wieland; and god-son, Andy (Sarah) Brandel. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Alan Brandel; brother-in-law, William Hanson; and her mother-in-law, and father-in-law, Linda and Norm Wieland.

Debra Phyllis Brandel was born October 11, 1961 in Sleepy Eye to Vincent and Lucille (Hauser) Brandel. She was a 1980 graduate from New Ulm Cathedral High School. Deb was blessed with two sons from a previous marriage whom she raised in New Ulm. On September 30, 2006, Deb was united in marriage to Charles Wieland in Stillwater. Deb worked at a variety of locations in New Ulm over the years, but most recently was employed at the River Creek Nursery in New Ulm; a job she truly loved. Besides her work, there were a variety of hobbies that brought her joy. She dearly loved the outdoors her entire life. Countless hours were spent nurturing her beautiful gardens, and tending to her plants for later canning. She always appreciated the beauty in nature. From mushroom hunting, to camping, to deer hunting, or simply watching the bees and butterflies, Deb found peace and beauty in all that nature could give her. Deb also had an artistic creative side she displayed through oil painting, sewing, baking, and hosting holiday events. She enjoyed her many trips travelling with her husband Chuck as well as friends over the years. As a social person, Deb dearly enjoyed her monthly get-togethers with her New Ulm girlfriends, and annual plant and flower shopping trips. What she loved most in life was being a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, and a friend. Her caring, giving heart will forever be remembered by all who knew and loved her. Blessed be her memory.

In lieu of memorials, the family requests you plant a living memorial to forever remind you of Deb.