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Donna Holmseth, 76

Jul 31, 2016

Donna Holmseth

Bricelyn Donna Holmseth, age 76, of Bricelyn, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health Service in Mankato. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 25, 2016 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth. Interment was in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Blue Earth.

Donna was born Sept. 17, 1939 in Wells, the daughter of Orville and Eileen (Murry) Skogen. She was united in marriage to Joel Patrick Ackerman, Feb. 1, 1958 and to this union six children were born. Joel died in 1985. Donna enjoyed playing Bridge and cooking and baking. She enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins. Donna was always available for her children and grandchildren and loved spending time with each of them. Donna married Robert “Blackie” Holmseth, Dec. 17, 1988, and he preceded her in death in 2004. Donna was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She had worked for the American Red Cross, Bloodmobile and was a dedicated volunteer for Hospice.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Joel Ackerman, and Robert Holmseth; son, Dennis Ackerman, and two brothers.

She is survived by her children, Becky Tow (Kelly), of Crosby, Don Ackerman, of Bricelyn, Steve (Lisa) Ackerman, of Owatonna, Cathy Anderson (special friend John), of Frost, and Amy Gilgenbach, of Owatonna; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; two step-children, Butch and Patti and their families; two sisters, Janet (Howard) Giese of Glencoe, and Lois (Chuck) Penhieter of Lewiston.

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn assisted the family. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.brussheitner.com.