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Debora "Deb" Hoeschen

June 8, 1962 — May 19, 2021

Freeport, Minnesota

Debora "Deb" Hoeschen

Debora A. “Deb” Hoeschen, age 58 of Freeport, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 24 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Daniel Walz officiating.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery with a Celebration of Life following at the New Munich Hofbrau.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose.

Debora Ann Hoeschen was born June 8, 1962 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Robert and Donna (Winter) Hoeschen. Deb was a super proud mom, always talking about the latest things her kids were up to and proudly displaying plaques and certificates in their school years. She was always very supportive and did everything she could to do the best for them.

Deb had an avid affection for AC/DC and could often be found sporting shirts, pictures, memes, and even her shoes in support of the group. Deb played guitar and began singing at a young age, even auditioning for Star Search and singing on the local holiday show Jingle Bells. Throughout her life she spent time writing poetry and songs and practicing Guns N’ Roses to keep her skills brushed up.

Deb loved spending time in nature, and always had a knack for tying things together into something good or positive, finding beauty and something meaningful in all things. Gazing up at sunsets, swimming in the lake, taking pictures of the beauty that surrounds us, or tanning in the sun; she had a special connection with nature.

Family was very important to Deb.  She loved them all deeply and was always willing to help when she could, usually even putting others before herself. This was especially apparent after the passing of her sister Sandy, as Deb became very involved in Sandy’s children’s lives and was always so proud of them and their accomplishments too.  Deb especially enjoyed and looked forward to her Dad’s fish fry’s, his rhubarb cake and his homemade dressing on holidays. For anyone who had crossed paths with Deb, the thing that allowed her to quickly make friends and keep them, was her great sense of humor. She could tell a good joke (a Hoeschen family quality) and really enjoyed being able to share a good belly laugh with family and friends. Deb, like the family members who have gone before her, is already so deeply missed and will leave in unfillable void until we see her again.

Survivors include her daughter, Mandolin Copa of Baxter; son, Matt Copa of Brainerd; father, Robert “Bob” Hoeschen of Freeport; brothers and sisters, Roxane Hoeschen of Sauk Centre, Keith Hoeschen of New Munich, and Jason (Heather) Hoeschen of Freeport; and many loving relatives and friends.

Debora was preceded in death by her mother, Donna Hoeschen; sister, Sandra Hoeschen; and brother, Kenny Hoeschen.

Serving as casket bearers will be David Konnight, Robert Konnight, Justin Hoeschen, Jason Hoeschen, Keith Hoeschen, and Jeron Denk. Cross bearer will be Sheila Kettler and scripture bearer will be Angie Hoeschen.

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Past Services


Monday, May 24, 2021

9:00 - 10:30 am

Patton-Schad Funeral Home

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, May 24, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

106 3rd Ave NE, Freeport, MN 56331

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