Debra L. Segler

In the presence of family, Debra L. Segler was only 52 years old, when she passed on Friday morning, April 6, 2018, at her home in Jordan, MN.

A time of gathering will be held on Wednesday, April 11 from 4-7 pm, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation 104 West First Street, Jordan. An additional gathering will be held on Thursday, April 12 from 10-10:45 am, with a Funeral Liturgy at 11 am, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 210 Broadway North, Jordan. Fr. George Grafsky will preside. Deb’s pallbearer’s will be Lindsay Waldron, Derek Virkus, Dustin Virkus, Justin Grimmius, Spencer Grimmius, Jamie Grimmius, Mark Grimmius, Matthew Grimmius and Michael Grimmius. She will be laid to rest at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Prior Lake, MN, following the luncheon.

Gracing this world on June 10, 1965 in Slayton, MN, Debra Lynn was born to parents, Jerry and Judy (Grimmius) Doppenberg. Growing up in Chandler, MN, she was the older sister to Kevin. As a young girl, the family’s love for the outdoors was instilled in Deb. The family spent countless weekends, camping, fishing, boating and just being together. Many Memorial Day Weekend, she and her family enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends camping and boating on Dead Lake in Otter Tail County, MN. Deb also loved to participate in 4H, where she excelled in baking, sewing and showing cattle.

After graduating from Chandler-Lake Wilson High School, MN, Deb furthered her education at Stewart School of Cosmetology in Sioux Falls, SD. Here, she earned a Cosmetology Degree and taking her craft working at various shops in southwestern, MN. In 1992, Deb moved to the Twin Cities area and continued being a stylist. Wanting a new adventure, she worked several decades as an administrative assistant at St Francis Regional Medical Center, Park Nicollet Medical Center and in more recently years at Prairie Care in Chaska, MN.

While working part time as a cashier at Menards, there was a co-worker who took a fond interest in Deb. His name was Gregory Segler and spent numerous hours making sure the candy and items near her register were always in tip-top shape. It took some persistence on his part, but Deb finally said yes to a date on Valentine’s Day. They instantly hit it off and shared many of the same interests. As the relationship grew, she also welcomed into her life, Greg’s daughter, Mickenzy Rae. Deb thought the world of her and relished their time together.

In 2001, Deb and Greg built a beautiful home in Jordan. She loved spending countless hours outside landscaping and tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. Deb had quite a knack for gardening. She also had a gift of restoring old furniture to its original beauty. As a couple and family, Deb and Greg continued both of their loves of camping. For many years, they spent weekends at Fish Lake Campground enjoying fishing, boating and her favorite past time of camping…sitting around the campfire and roasting marshmallows. What is unique about Deb, she owned her own camper and was not afraid to pull a large unit behind the truck. I guess you could say she was determined and independent, as a woman.

On November 13, 2015, Deb and Greg decided to tie the knot. Unfortunately, they were only able to enjoy a few years of wedded bliss. In November of 2017, Deb was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). She fought the fight hard and was determined to survive. Now Deb’s family is left to carry on her character of meticulous, organized and efficient ways. Very determined and strong willed, Deb always had the best of others in mind and loved each person in a very special way.

Forever missed, Deb was truly loved by her husband, Greg; mother, Judy (Bob) Holt; father, Jerry (Jan) Doppenberg; brother, Kevin (Sherri) Doppenberg; niece, Ashlynn; nephew, Kory; parents-in-law, Harlan and Carol Segler; sister-in-law, Julie (Dutch La Tour) Segler; other relatives and friends.

There to greet Deb home in heaven is Greg’s daughter, Mickenzy Rae Segler and her grandparents.

Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation, Jordan Chapel, cared and served the Segler family.


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  1. Oh my spunky best friend Debbie Doo!!! Oh I treasured you as a very dear friend!! If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have my husband of 19 years! We shared many laughs and treasured memories. Thank you for your everything. You will be dearly missed. Rest in peace my friend. Prayers for your soul and consolation of your loved ones

  2. I’ll miss Deb’s kindness and smile so much. She had a very laid-back and gentle spirit. Very easy to chat with. Thoughts and prayers to Greg and family.

  3. A Jean Grimmius Youngren

    It is with a heavy heart that I write to Greg, Judy and the family of Deb. I am so sorry for your loss. I’m a first cousin of Judy. The last time I saw Deb in about 1983. My family mostly lived on the West Coast. A fond memory of Deb and Kevin is from a visit to their home in Chandler, while my son Ty and I visited MN. While Judy and I were visiting in the living room, Ty was being entertained by Deb and Kevin. When we opened the bedroom door, all three kids were jumping on the beds, with crayons in hand. The wall was a mural of many colors. I/we know the sadness all of you are feeling. Our son Ty passed away in 2011. Thus, know we love and send our the best stuff your way. Our love to all, Bill, Jean or Adriana, depending on how your remember me.

  4. Kathy Roach Bennett

    Greg and family, my heart aches for the loss of a wonderful woman. May you be comforted knowing Debbie is no longer in pain and is in her heavenly home waiting to greet you when you too leave this earth. Hugs to all.

  5. Jim and Laurie (Bruxvoort)Tengwall

    I will miss my high school classmate,neighbor,and most of all my friend I will miss your laugh your sly smile your love of life we had so many great times together that I will never forget you Deb ,you may be gone but you will never be forgotten!May you family and friends be comforted knowing you are in a much better place no one knows when one journey ends and another begins one day we will see Deb again!

  6. Oh Debbie I love you sweetie. I will forever cherish our friendship , . I will miss you so much my Debbie Doo. I regret that we both took the years for granted. Thank you for being you sweetie

  7. Chambers Norma

    My condolence to you Judy in the loss of your daughter. My heart aches for you.
    With love from Cousin Norma Schuur Chambers

  8. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends. May you find some comfort in the promise found in Revelation 21: 3-4 and 1Thessalonians 4:14. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.

  9. Curt and Faye Schuur

    My sympathies to Judy and Bob, Jerry and Jan, and especially to Greg as you grieve over your wife and daughter. It’s not easy losing someone you love so much, but I understand she suffered a lot at the end, and we can find comfort in that. May God be with you during this difficult time.

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you (Debs family) during this very difficult and painful time. Deb was well loved here at PrairieCare, and her loss is deeply felt. Take care and God bless all, especially Greg.

  11. Sympathy, good thoughts, and prayers are for you Greg on the loss of your soulmate Deb. I cannot express how sorry I am. I would also like to thank you and Kevin for all the love and comfort you gave Deb right up until the end. No one will ever truly know what you two guys went thru the last few months. Thank you for taking such good care of my cousin Deb! I pray that God will bless you both as much as Deb blessed everyone she came in contact with. Greg and Kevin, you are both a blessing from God! Matthew5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

  12. Thoughts and prayers to the family at this difficult time. Debbie was always the person to put a smile on your face and always knew how to make u laugh. So many great memories with Debbie. She is gonna be missed by many and she was loved by everyone who knew her. Until we meet again. Always larry (moe) and bobbi jo gunnink

  13. Colleen Beckrich

    Oh sweet Deb,
    I wanted so much to see you one last time! I have so many fond memories of great times we had together (at St. Francis and outside of work). My heart aches for you and your family…….may God comfort them during this difficult time. My love and prayers for all of you.

  14. Dick and Kathy Rodenberg

    My dear sweet Debbie!!
    How much we are all going to miss your goofy ways and that wonderful smile. Our hearts go out to Greg and your families. You had a very special way of loving everyone around you and always there in time of need. Rest in your Lords everlasting peace!! All the pain and cares of this world is now behind you and Mickenzy!

  15. I have never been very good with words,but here goes.
    Thinking of you and the Family’s in the time of sorrow, But Deb is HOME IN GLORY.with no more pain .

  16. My condolences to the Segler, Doppenberg and Grimmius families. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  17. Judy,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. Those who love you will be there to help share your grief. Cherish the memories or the girl that you hold dear.

    Prayers for you at this time.

  18. Margie Vandevoort

    So sorry to read this, my heart hurts for you, You will in my prayers for a long time. Take comfort in God’s loving embrace in this difficult time. God’s blessings to you. Marge

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