Donna Baumann, age 85, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017, at Sunrise Senior Living in Edina, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 8, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday, September 7, 2017, from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota, with a Glencoe VFW Auxiliary Post #5102 service at 6:00 P.M. Visitation will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Friday.
Donna Mae (Rannow) Baumann was born on October 26, 1931, in Biscay, Minnesota. She was the daughter of George and Frieda (Jungclaus) Rannow. Donna was baptized as an infant on December 13, 1931, by Rev. P. Weltge at her parent’s home in Biscay, Minnesota, and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth on October 29, 1944, by Rev. Happel at St. John’s Evangelical & Reformed Church in Biscay, Minnesota, and then on July 4, 1953, by Rev. E. A. Schuett at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. She received her education in Hutchinson, Minnesota, graduating with the Hutchinson High School Class of 1949.
On February 14, 1953, Donna was united in marriage to Clarence Baumann by Rev. Walter Fischer at St. John’s Evangelical Reformed Church in Biscay, Minnesota. Donna and Clarence made their home in Glencoe, Minnesota, and then in 1978 bought a place on Lake Minnie-Belle. Donna and Clarence shared over 52 years of marriage, until Clarence passed away on October 29, 2005.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Donna worked as a telephone operator in the early years. She was a member at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, where Donna served as a teller and volunteered in other areas. Donna was also a member of the Glencoe VFW Auxiliary Post #5102.
Donna loved the community of Glencoe and always considered it home even when they spent winters in Florida, Texas and Arizona for over 25 years. She enjoyed gardening, dancing at Pla-Mor and Lake Marion ballrooms, sewing, singing and golfing. Many memories were made with family and friends at Lake Minnie-Belle.
Donna passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at Sunrise Senior Living in Edina, Minnesota, at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 7 days.
Blessed be her memory.
Donna is survived by her:
Son, Thomas Baumann and his wife, Carrie Klemenhagen, of Victoria, MN;
Grandchildren, Chelsea Baumann-Roembach and her wife, Claire,
Jason Baumann and his wife, Katie;
Great Grandchildren, Lucas and Kayana Baumann;
Brother, Maynard Rannow of Silver Lake, MN;
Sister, Marlys Vinkemeier of Watertown, MN;
Sister-In-Law, Elda Latzke and her husband, Jerry, of Mankato, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and many friends.
Donna is preceded in death by her Parents, George and Frieda Rannow; Husband, Clarence Baumann; Daughter-In-Law, Shari Baumann; Sisters, Doris Bren and her husband, Ray, Eileen Moehring and her husband, Glen; Brother-In-Law, Ervin Baumann and his wife, Jane.