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Visitation

St. Edward Catholic Church
Friday April 24th, 2015
4:00pm

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Saturday April 25th, 2015
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St. Edward Catholic Church
Saturday April 25th, 2015
11:00am

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Donna Marie Verschelde

Donna Marie (Kontz) Verschelde was born on August 6, 1935, in Elkton, SD. She grew up, one of nine children of Arnold and Loretta (Galles) Kontz, on the family farm near Gary, SD. On July 12, 1954, she was united in marriage to Donald Verschelde in Gary. The couple lived near Minneota for a time before moving to Porter where they raised their family. Donna worked as a nanny for a few years for the Harvey and Maggie Wollum family before taking employment with Schott’s in Minneota where she worked for over 20 years. Donna was an excellent mother and her primary focus was her kids and later her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She continued providing loving care to them, for many years alone after her husband died at a young age. She was a devoted member of St. Edward Catholic Church and her faith was very important to her. Donna also enjoyed playing cards, watching tv and spending time at home. Donna died on Monday, April 20, 2015, at the Sanford Healthcare Center in Sioux Falls, SD, after a brief illness. She is survived by her children Julie Bottelberghe of Minneota, Donald Jr. (and Nona) Verschelde of Porter, Judy (and Lance) Tomiczek of Converse, TX, Connie Tomiczek of Chaska, Dan (and Judy) Verschelde of Porter, grandchildren Jeremy (and Nicole), Matt (and Tessa), Angela (and Brad), Heather (and Bill), Kelly (and Adam), Laura (and Jeremy), Megan (and Marty), Lance Jr., and Andrew, 17 great-grandchildren and two on the way, siblings Clary (and John) Keimig of Prior Lake, Dale Kontz of Minneota, Betty (and Greg) Dephilippis of Mira Loma, CA, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald, son-in-law Harold, siblings Laurel (and Mary), Bob (and Elaine), Frank (and Leola), Marjorie (and Lyle) and infant brother Wayne. Blessed Be Her Memory.

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A candle was lit in memory of Donna Verschelde

Kathy Apr 25 2015 8:11 AM

There are no words I can say that you all don't already know about how wonderful Donna was. All of the memories I have of her from a little girl going there to visit her and Don to now getting to be part of "the family". I couldn't have prayed or asked for my brothers to be part of any better family. I have watched you all over the years and you are the what family should be and do for each other. My heart breaks for all of you, but rejoices for her because she is in paradise. We have one more angle watching over us. God Bless you all!

Kathy Apr 25 2015 8:11 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donna Verschelde

John Kontz Apr 24 2015 9:35 PM

Will always remember the great times we enjoyed with Aunt Donna and the family. You are all in our prayers.

John Kontz Apr 24 2015 9:35 PM

Donna was a wonderful woman who surely will be missed. I loved her laugh and her caring nature. Thoughts and prayers from the Kenosha cousins.

Kathy DeLabio Apr 24 2015 9:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Donna Verschelde

Dawn (Kontz) Dearborn Apr 23 2015 8:32 PM

The one thing I have always remembered about Aunt Donna is her big, beautiful smile. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Dawn (Kontz) Dearborn Apr 23 2015 8:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donna Verschelde

Vickie Kiley Apr 23 2015 1:39 PM

Oh Donna - you were a loving and wonderful lady and you will be missed! Hugs to everyone....

Vickie Kiley Apr 23 2015 1:39 PM

Connie And Family, Sorry For The Loss Of Your Mother. You And Your Family Are In Our Prayers.

Rashonda, Tom, Jose And Mike. Apr 23 2015 11:03 AM

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