Thursday, April 15, 2021

Donna Turnmire, 86, Austin

Donna Mae Turnmire, 86 of Austin, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home.

Donna was born Aug. 28, 1934 to Frank and Ruth (Nelson) Stiebler. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School. On May 15, 1954, she married Robert Turnmire at Oakland Lutheran Church in Mower County. They were blessed with three children: Gary, Michael and Connie.

Donna enjoyed playing cards, watching old movies, and dancing with her husband to old-time music. She was an avid reader and her favorite book was Gone with the Wind. A member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, she was active in Bible study and church circle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert in 2008; son, Gary; grandson, Kevin Michael; and brothers, Jerry Stiebler and Dwaine Stiebler.

Donna is survived by her son, Michael (Juli) Turnmire of Owatonna; daughter, Connie (Lyle) Elleby of Austin; grandchildren, James (Elizabeth) Diser of Duluth, Nicholas Turnmire and Rachel Bakken; great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Jenny Turnmire of Alden; relatives and friends.

Special thanks to Ecumen Hospice of Owatonna for the wonderful care provided to our mother.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 15 at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Michael Olmsted officiating. Visitation was at the church one hour before the service. Interment was at Danish Baptist Cemetery in rural Steele County.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary of Austin is in charge of arrangements.

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