Donna Mae Mann, of Mankato, passed away in the early morning hours of September 17, 2022, at the age of 87 with her family at her side.
Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at Grace Lutheran Church, Mankato. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Monday at Northview – North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato and will continue one hour before service at the church. Interment at Woodland Hills Memorial Park, Mankato.
Donna was born September 4, 1935, in Belgrade Township, Nicollet County, to Elsie (Plumb) and George Johnson and grew up in Mankato area. After high school, she attended beauty college and later worked at Bachmann’s Music Store where she met Don when he came in to buy a banjo. They married on July 28, 1958.
They lived near Lake Crystal for most of their married life. She was a stay-at-home mom for their three kids, Peggy, Keith, and Royce as well as helping with the farm and various family businesses and always had a large garden.
After the kids were grown, she went to work at Woolworth’s until the Mankato store closed. She also worked at MRCI into her 70's.
Donna and Don enjoyed traveling around the country to visit family as well as trips to Branson, MO, to see the shows. They also spent summers camping in over 200 campgrounds with family.
In addition to gardening, she sewed, crocheted, and baked. She belonged to the quilting group at church and made quilts for all of her children and grandchildren.
Donna is survived by her husband of 64 years, Don; children, Peggy (Britt) Fleming, North Mankato; Keith (Renee), Lake Crystal, and Royce (Connie), Maiden Rock, WI; grandchildren, Bryanna (James), Clara (Ryan), Danni (Chris), Micayla, Allie (Zach), Evan, Colton, Marcus (Sophia), and Krista; great-grandchildren, Delilah, Amelia, Willow, Jonathan, Aubrey, and Baby Comnick due in October; brother, Russell (Pat) Johnson; sisters-in-law, Bev Raimann, and Judy (Darrell) Spencer; stepbrother, Larry Sohre; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Elsie and Tony Sohre, George Johnson; in-laws, Meta and Arnold Mann; brothers-in-law, Charles Raimann and Darrell “Butch” Mann.
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