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Donna Rose Pfledderer Faris

Donna Rose (Pfledderer) Faris, age 91, of Minneota, Minnesota, passed away on March 7, 2018, in Minneota. She was born June 11, 1926 in Francesville, Indiana to the late George and Marie (Remm) Pfledderer. On April 6, 1947 she married Boyd Delos Faris at the home of her parents in Francesville, and he preceded her in death on October 13, 2006. Donna graduated from Francesville High School in 1944. She attended Beauty School in Chicago and owned her own Beauty Shop in Rensselaer, Indiana for many years. In 1965 Donna and Boyd purchased the former Early Inn (Faris Resort) on Lake Osakis in Minnesota and were co-owners for over thirty years. Surviving are daughters Janet Faris of Minneota, MN and Nancy (Garry) Lee of Lafayette, IN, son Alan Faris of Sarasota, FL, and one sister Jeannette Zaring of Monticello, Indiana. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Eric (Eriann) Faris, Michael (Sarah) Lee, Ryan (Jody) Lee, Jennifer (Courtney) Burch and nine great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Donna is preceded in death by five sisters, Katherine Rosenkranz, Marie Spaeth, Anna Henzler, Clara LaHue, Alice Kopka and nine brothers, William Pfledderer, Albert Pfledderer, Paul Pfledderer, Roy Pfledder, John Pfledderer, Adam Pfledderer, Robert Pfledderer, Raymond Pfledderer, and Leslie Pfledderer. A family graveside service at Memory Gardens, Rensselaer, IN will take place at a later date. Memorials may be sent c/o Bethel Fellowship Church 210 East 1st St, Minneota MN 56264.

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Have many great memories from our childhood days at the resort. Remember your mom's delicious chocolate cake and there was nothing like the burgers and bacon she did on the grill. We will always have those memories and so many, many more. Thankfully. Am glad Donna didn't suffer in her last days. RIP and Godspeed, Donna. And, to the family, sending love and hugs and comfort during this time. Blessings, Dawn and Daniel Whitney

Dawn and Daniel Whitney Mar 11 2018 3:55 PM

My Prayers and Love Go To You Jan And Your Family. She Was A Great Lady. She Allways Made Us All Feel Like Family when We Came Over. She Will Be Greatly Missed. Wish I Was Closer To Give You A Hug In person But Know My Arms Are Hugging You In Your Hard Times. Deb

Deb Barry Mar 11 2018 9:15 AM