Donna Carity, 83, of Morton and formerly of Redwood Falls, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Wood Dale Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls, with inurnment to be held at a later date in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, from 10 until 11 a.m., at the church.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via
Donna Mae Carity, the daughter of Frederick and Alida (Agre) Bratsch, was born May 29, 1933 in Renville County. She spent her youngest years in Renville and received her elementary education there. The family then moved to Sacred Heart where Donna attended high school.
Donna married Vern Woodford in 1950. They lived in North Redwood until 1954, when the family moved to Redwood Falls where Vern operated the Standard Oil station. Vern died in 1960. Donna married David Carity in March 1967 and they lived in Redwood Falls for a short time before they moved to the Carity farm. Dave died in 1993.
Donna was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. She worked at Jackpot Junction for a short time but, primarily was a homemaker and farmwife. Donna enjoyed fishing, hunting and being with Harry. She took lots of pictures. Donna enjoyed going for drives and going out to eat, especially to Taco Johns. She loved her coffee – particularly egg coffee.
Donna is survived by her companion of 23 years, Harry Carruth of Morton; children Doug (Lucille) Woodford of Arlington, South Dakota, Diane (Allen) Lunderby of Brooklyn Center, Colleen Clark of Rome, Georgia, Deborah (Tim) Johnson of Redwood Falls, Nancy (Paul) Baune of St. Michael, and Lori Carity (Michael Rauenhorst) of Lake Lillian; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and brothers Jim (Kay) Bratsch of Farmington, Darrell Bratsch of Minneapolis, and David (Elaine) Bratsch of Moorhead. She was preceded in death by her first husband Vern Woodford; her second husband David Carity; two grandchildren; son-in-law Bill VonMosch; and one sister-in-law.
Blessed be her memory.