Mary Ellen Spinler, 66

Published 7:01 am Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Mary Ellen Spinler, 66, of Brownsdale, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin, Minnesota.

Mary Ellen Spinler, 66

Mary Ellen Campbell was born March 5, 1954, in Osage, Iowa, to Roger and Arlene (Qualey) Campbell. Mary grew up in Otranto, Iowa. In 1965, she moved to Lyle, Minnesota, where she received her education and graduated from Lyle High School in 1972. Mary was always a daddy’s girl and loved hanging out with him in the garage. At a young age, she became interested in cars and motorcycles. Her pride and joy in high school was her 1964 Ford Galaxie. In 1972, she married Daryl Steinbrink and together they had five children. They later divorced. In 1995, Mary moved to Austin, where she worked as a proof operator at Sterling State Bank and then later worked at the Cooperative Response Center as a customer services representative. On July 10, 2010, she married Richard Spinler in Nashua, Iowa. After their marriage, they lived in Brownsdale. Mary enjoyed gardening, baking, and watching her son Dustin race stock cars. Her grandchildren brought her much joy in life and she cherished her time spent with them. Those who knew her best will remember Mary for her toughness and strength, which assisted her in fighting and beating breast cancer. Mary will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Spinler of Brownsdale; children, Dustin (Greta) Steinbrink of Austin, Adam Steinbrink of Austin, Charity Steinbrink of Owatonna, Minnesota, Cody (Amy) Steinbrink of Austin and Cheyanne (Curtis Wilson) Steinbrink of Austin; stepchildren, Kris (Brandi) Spinler of Lyle, Kevin (Natalie) Spinler of Grand Meadow, Minnesota, and Melissa (Jeremy) Verness of Albert Lea, Minnesota; grandchildren, Mckenzi, Jordan, Emma, Alexandra, Ezrya, Chloe, Nelainy, Callen, Aislee and Brantley; step-grandchildren, Aliyah, Kaiden, Kaylee, Caleb, Kashay, Killian, Ethan, Logan and Jase; and sister, Anna Greer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Arlene Campbell; sister, Patricia Campbell; father-in-law, Loren Spinler; and step-granddaughter, Patricia Spinler.

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The family would like to thank the staff of Sacred Heart Care Center for the excellent care they provided Mary and also her special friend, Demetria.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at