Donna Mae McDonald


Donna Mae McDonald, age 82 of Chaska, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 28,
2019 at the Ecumen Pathstone Living in Mankato. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m.
on Wednesday, December 4 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Le Sueur, with Fr. Chris Shofner
officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3 at the Kolden Funeral
Home in Le Sueur beginning with a C.C.W. Rosary at 3:45 p.m. Visitation will continue
Wednesday morning from 8-10:45 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mound
Cemetery, Le Sueur.
Donna was born on August 19, 1937 to Leonard and Delores (Ziesmer) Anderley in Le Sueur.
She was Baptized, made her first Holy Communion, and Confirmed at St. Anne’s Catholic
Church. She attended St. Anne’s Catholic School and Le Sueur High School. She married
Joseph Dvorak on July 12, 1954. They were blessed with four children and later divorced. On
August 27, 1976, she married Dean McDonald. They were blessed with a child, and she was
blessed with 6 step-children.
Donna worked various jobs over the years, that would accommodate her life of tending to their
Veal Farm in Carver. She fed the calves morning and night. The farm was a gathering place.
After moving from the farm to Shakopee, she went to work at her sister-in-law’s store, Classy
Consignments. She truly loved working with new people every day. Donna was very devoted to
her family and to everyone she knew and loved. She is deeply missed by everyone who knew
She is survived by her sons, Donald (Eileen) Dvorak of Esko, MN, and Michael W. (Linda)
McDonald of Madison Lake, MN; step-children, Michael D. (Lynn) McDonald, Robert
McDonald, Kate McDonald, Dean (Melody) McDonald, Richard McDonald, and Brian (Tricia)
McDonald; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; siblings, John (Dee) Anderley of Ramsey,
MN, and Mary Jo (Robert) Greeley of Blue Earth, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
Donna is preceded in death by her parents; 3 infant children; husband, Dean McDonald in ’06;
grandson, Jason McDonald; and brother, Jim (Mary) Anderley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Donna’s family will then donate to the Ecumen
Pathstone Life Enrichment Department in her honor.

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