LaDonna March, 85, of Redwood Falls and formerly of Franklin died Monday, March 16, 2015 at Parkview Home in Belview. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015 from St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 1 until 2 p.m.
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LaDonna Revier March Lodermeier, the daughter of Robert and Camilla (Voltin) Revier, was born September 8, 1929 in Morton. She spent her childhood in Morton and received her elementary education there. Donna graduated from Redwood Falls High School in 1947 and then attended Mayville North Dakota State Teachers College. She graduated from Mankato State College with a bachelor’s degree in education. Donna taught country school in Hope, North Dakota and then in the “town” schools in Wahpeton, North Dakota, and Franklin and Glencoe, Minnesota. She also worked as a substitute teacher in Shakopee and Glencoe.
On November 17, 1956, LaDonna married Raleigh T. March in Franklin. He preceded her in death on January 17, 1981. On October 26, 1991, LaDonna married James F. Lodermeier. He preceded her in death on June 6, 2002.
Donna was active in education organizations, Business/Professional Women’s (BPW), St. Mark’s Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, and Glencoe Study Club. In her spare time, Donna enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, volunteering, gardening, eating out with friends, attending her grandchildren’s events, traveling, and national and local history.
She is survived by step-daughters and spouses Ann and Neil Johnson, Mickie and Kelly Hanson, Jeanne and David Kibler, Colleen and Craig Gunderman, and Mary and Gary Sima; many step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and special neighbors – the Steve Clay family.
LaDonna was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; brothers John, Bill, and Bert; sisters Leone, Grace, and Mary; and two brothers and two sisters in infancy.
Blessed be her memory.