LaDonna Mae Oberlin, age 90, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023, at Hutchinson Health Hospital in Hutchinson.
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 11:00 A.M., at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with a private family interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Boon Lake Township, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 27, 2023, from 4:00-7:00 P.M., at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, and will continue 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
The funeral service will be livestreamed on the Christ Lutheran Church website (https://www.christluth.com/) and on the Christ Lutheran Facebook Page. (https://www.facebook.com/christlutheranchurchglencoemn)
LaDonna Mae Oberlin was born in Gaylord, Minnesota on December 10, 1932, to Martin Gustav Ferdinand and Elsa “Elsie” Martha (Rischmiller) Laabs. LaDonna was baptized at the Zion Lutheran Church parsonage in Arlington, Minnesota, and later confirmed in her faith as a youth at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn, Minnesota. She attended Arlington Public School and graduated with the Arlington High School class of 1950.
On November 7, 1950, LaDonna was united in marriage to Laurence Oberlin at St. Boniface Parsonage in Stewart, Minnesota. LaDonna and Laurence made their home in Glencoe, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with five children; JoAnn, Steven, Renee, Sandra, and Dennis. LaDonna and Laurence shared over 67 years of marriage until Laurence passed away on March 2, 2018.
LaDonna enjoyed tending to her gardens. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, and crocheting. Time spent reading or cooking was time well spent. LaDonna volunteered her time at the Clothing Depot in Glencoe, taking on the manager role when needed. LaDonna also helped serve lunch at the Glencoe School. Christmas was LaDonna’s favorite holiday, she looked forward to decorating and watching A Charlie Brown Christmas every year. LaDonna greatly cherished time spent with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends.
LaDonna passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023, at Hutchinson Health Hospital in Hutchinson at the age of 90 years. Blessed be her memory.
LaDonna is survived by
Children, JoAnn Wendlandt of Stewart, MN,
Steven Oberlin and his wife, Gwen, of Paia, HI,
Renee Frauendienst and her husband, Clarence, of Kimball, MN,
Sandra Koester and her husband, Paul, of Glencoe, MN,
Dennis Oberlin of Winnsboro, SC;
Norwegian Daughter, Marit Lavoll-Borgen, and her husband, Hans of Skjeberg, Norway;
Grandchildren,**Erin Abbott and her husband,**Jason, of St. Cloud, MN, Laura Schmidt and her husband, Jacob, of Anoka, MN,**Michaela Wendlandt of Luverne, MN, Tara Severson and her husband, Sean, of Grove City, PA, Caleb Frauendienst of Kimball, MN,**Amber Powell and her husband, Tyler, of Hutchinson, MN, Nick Koester and his fiancé, Jordan White, of Glencoe, MN, Kelsey Anderson and her husband, Derek, of Glencoe, MN, Travis Koester and his special friend, Lindsey Kelzer of Glencoe, MN, Emily Oberlin of Glencoe, MN, Carlee Oberlin of Glencoe, MN;
Great-Grandchildren,**Brendan McKenna, Shannon McKenna, Jordan Abbott, James Wendlandt, William Schmidt, Haleigh Schmidt, Selah Severson, Cana Severson, Meah Severson, Adria Severson, Rhesa Severson, Seth Severson, Dale Anderson, Harper Anderson;
Brother, Ron Laabs and his wife Betsy of Arlington, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives, and Many friends.
LaDonna was preceded in death by her Husband,**Laurence Oberlin; Parents, Martin and Elsie Laabs; Infant Son, Bruce Oberlin; Brother,**Lee Laabs and his wife, Betty; Son-in-law,**Michael Wendlandt; Brother-in-law, Eugene Oberlin; Sisters-in-law, Janyce Laabs, Louise Antone, Mary Victorian, Anna Becker, Flora Schaufler.
(**Served in the United States Armed Forces)