Marlene Mae Spencer, 59, of Center City, Minn., died Tuesday. Born Oct. 7, 1948, in River Falls, to Mervin and Inez Auchampach, she graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1966. She married Roger Spencer in Ellsworth on Aug. 6, 1966. She spent her career working 12 years as a daycare provider, 12 years at Gustaf's and 10 years with a home-based quilting business. She had a passion for quilting and crafts.

Survivors include her father, Mervin; husband, Roger; five children, Lisa (Jeff) Shaleen, Scott Spencer, Christine (Brian) Smith, Charlotte (Todd) Hollander, and Jason (LacieMae) Spencer; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Inez.

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Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church in Lindstrom, Minn. Burial will be at Franconia Cemetery in Taylors Falls, Minn. Arrangements by the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom.