LaDonna Raddatz, 76, of Redwood Falls died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Prairie Senior Cottages in New Ulm. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 from St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in Redwood Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 5 until 8 p.m., at Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls and will continue on Friday, from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m., at the church.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via
LaDonna Mary Gilb, the daughter of Alvin and Mary (Bott) Gilb, was born October 6, 1940 in Tracy, Minnesota. She grew up in the Milroy area and received her formal education in Milroy Public School. LaDonna graduated from Milroy High School in 1958.
On September 5, 1959, LaDonna married Harlan Raddatz at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Milroy. The couple farmed south of Redwood Falls until retiring and moving into Redwood Falls in 1995. LaDonna was a homemaker and enjoyed helping around the farm. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and loved spending time with her grandchildren. LaDonna moved to Prairie Senior Cottages in 2008.
LaDonna is survived by her sons Kevin (Nando) Raddatz of Windsor, California, and Brian (Dianne) Raddatz of Redwood Falls; daughter Gail (Orlean) Stage of Vesta; and grandchildren Austin, Brandon, Aleesa and Shayla Stage, and Emily, Jessica and Dylan Raddatz.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harlan in March 2017, her grandson Keaton Lee Raddatz, daughter-in-law Shelly Raddatz, her parents, and two brothers.
Blessed be her memory.