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Donna R. Cyphers, 60

By Staff | Sep 3, 2021

Elmore – Donna R. Cyphers, age 60, of Elmore, passed away on Aug. 25, 2021 at United Hospital District in Blue Earth. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. Visitation was at Patton Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at church. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com.

Donna Rae was born on July 13, 1961 in Caribou, Maine to Marcus Mahlstedt and Violet (Conklin) Chidister. They moved around a lot in her childhood and Donna obtained her GED. She attended some college for accounting at Riverland Community College in Albert Lea. She later met Rollo Cyphers and the two were wed on July 9, 1983. They later divorced and were married again on May 15, 1995. The couple settled outside of Elmore.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. Donna enjoyed collecting. She collected Mickey Mouse, spoons, and cookbooks. She loved to entertain, play bingo, thrift shop, cook, and bake. Donna loved her family and was a grandma to everyone. She always had a smile on her face, and was very giving. She helped anyone and everyone and was always putting others before herself.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Rollo; two children, Jennifer Beck, of Elmore, and Nathan (special friend, Anita) Cyphers, of Marathon, Iowa; step-children, Shawn (Andi) Cyphers, of Helena, Montana, Samantha (Kelly) Knutson, of New Hope, and Michael (Angie) Cox, of Albert Lea; seven siblings, Duane (Kathy) Mahlstedt, Mark Mahlstedt, Debra Mahlstedt, Jayne Hanson, Bruce Chidister, James Mahlstedt, and Rick (Tammy) Mahlstedt; grandchildren, Alayna, Keeley, Shaylagh, Alex, Aurora, Austin, Logan, Allysah, Josiah, and Cooper; step-mother, Linda Mahlsted; special grandkids, Gage, Daniel, Brent, Anna, Brandon, and Tasha; and many more niece and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mark and Vi, and parents- in-law, Rudy and Velma Cyphers.