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Obituaries

May 7, 2014

Donna Mae (Weltsch) LaGow

— Donna Mae (Weltsch) LaGow, 81 formerly of Mankato died Monday, May 5th, 2014 at Oak Terrace Assisted Living in Jordan, MN.

  Donna was born on October 8th, 1932 to Andrew and Ella Grothem Weltsch only after the cow had been milked. Donna attended three- 1 room country schools and was the first girl ever in Winthrop High School history to go to a State competition in anything. She won first place for her humorous interpretation of Arsenic and Old Lace in 1950. Donna married Charles LaGow in 1956 and together they were blessed with three children. She enjoyed her work as secretary and bookkeeper at Golden Heart Child Care Center in Mankato.  All who knew Donna remember her as a woman of dedication and class. Her greatest joys in life included cheering for the Minnesota Vikings, bowling, baking date nut bread and spending time with her family. She was an adored sister, devoted mother, a loving aunt, beloved grandma and proud great grandma.

  Left to cherish her memory are her sisters Sandra (Marvin) Woehler and Marlys (Benno) Roehl, daughters Patricia (Charles) Kudrle and Barbara (Jeff) Bergman, grandchildren Gary (Andrea) LaGow, Jason (Tina) LaGow, Christopher LaGow, Jack Bergman, Michaella Bergman, Natalie Kudrle, Alison Kudrle, Aaron Kudrle, nieces and nephews as well as five great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her brother Gary Weltsch,

sister Lois Crawford, and son Michael LaGow.

  A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014 at Woodland Hills Funeral Home in Mankato.  Friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Interment will follow at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.

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