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Donna Jordahl, 68

Feb 5, 2012

Donna Jordahl, 68

Blue Earth – Donna Marie LaDuke Jordahl, age 68, of Blue Earth, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Funeral Services were held at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth on Jan. 31, 2012.

Donna was born to John and Phyllis LaDuke on Sept. 17, 1943, in Blue Earth. She graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1961 and married Florin Jordahl on June 24 that same year. They made their home in Blue Earth and together raised three children, Debra, Mitchel and Jill. Donna worked at Kreme King Drive Inn during high school, Blue Earth Locker, Montgomery Wards, Central Graphics, Anderson Electric and most recently the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier. She and Florin built their home, “Poverty Acres”, between Blue Earth and Winnebago, as well as their home in Flippin, Ark. Donna had a great sense of humor and was a joy to be around. She loved her family and friends dearly. Donna loved going out for supper and dancing on Saturday evenings, bowling, card club, music, neighborhood picnics, family gatherings, tending her flower gardens and being outdoors, especially walking in the woods at their homes. Most recently she loved rocking her great-grandbabies.

Donna is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Florin; mother, Phyllis LaDuke, of Blue Earth; children, Debra (Randy) Anderson, of Blue Earth, Mitchel Jordahl, of Mankato, and Jill Jordahl (fiancé Tony Petersen), of Spirit Lake, Iowa. Grandchildren, Lissia (Aaron) Laehn, of Blue Earth, Chelsey (Cody) Hledik, of Blue Earth, and Logan and Landon Ficken, of Spirit Lake; four great-grandchildren, Noah, Emmalee and Maxwell Laehn, and Gavin Hledik; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Izaiah and Avian Laehn; siblings, Carol (Jim) Bromeland, of Houston, John “Jack” (Fiona) LaDuke, of Hurricane, Utah, Ruthanne LaDuke, of St. Cloud, Nancy (Allan) Thompson, of Blue Earth, Mary (David) Fair, of Whitney, Texas, Laura LaDuke, of St. Cloud, Tom (Jill) LaDuke, of Owatonna, and Joe (Merle) LaDuke, of Lawndale, Calif.; brother-in-law, Delmar Jordahl, of St. Cloud and sister-in-law, Levine Burg, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Donna also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Donna was preceded in death by her father, John LaDuke; and in-laws, Theodore and Fannie Jordahl.

Jacobsen & Winter Funeral?Home assisted the family with the arrangements.

Web tributes may be left at www.winterfuneralhome.com