Donna Cady, 68, of Wabasso died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Sunwood Good Samaritan Care Center in Redwood Falls. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 from Cornerstone Christian Church in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in New Avon Salem United Methodist Cemetery, rural Wabasso. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 4, 2012, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Nelson-Martin Funeral Home in Redwood Falls and will continue at the church on Tuesday for one hour prior to services.
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Donna Marie Cady, the daughter of Harold and Gladys (Jensen) Risse, was born July 25, 1943 in Springfield. She was raised in Wabasso and received her formal education in Wabasso Public schools. Donna graduated from Wabasso High School in 1962.
On November 7, 1964, Donna married Dick Cady at United Pilgrim Church in Wabasso and the couple made their home in Wabasso. Donna was employed at Control Data/MPI/Zytec/Artesyn in Redwood Falls for 35 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher.
Donna loved cats and dogs, camping, fishing, NASCAR, and neighborhood cookouts. She was devoted to her family; in 1981 she donated a kidney to her daughter, Lisa.
Donna is survived by her children Lisa Epley (Greg) of Wabasso, and Richard “Mike” Cady of Redwood Falls; her grandson Jordan Cady of Redwood Falls; her brother LeRoy Risse of Wabasso; and sisters Peggy Pederson (Randy Robb) of Westbrook, and Deb (Dean) Havlicek of Redwood Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Dick in March 2012.
Blessed be her memory.