Donna StadlerDonna M. Stadler, 78, of Silver Bay, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth.
Donna M. Stadler, 78, of Silver Bay, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth.
She was born Sept. 10, 1932, to Clifford and Evelyn (Wolfe) Duffney in Faribault, where she grew up, graduating from high school in 1950.
Donna married Donald Stadler in 1954 and they moved to Beaver Bay, to Palisade Head in 1965, and to Silver Bay in 1996.
She was a homemaker through the years and was employed at the Beaver Bay Post Office, Lake Superior School District in the kitchen, and Julie’s True Value Hardware in Silver Bay, retiring in 1997.
Donna was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Anne’s Circle, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 6204, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, and the Silver Bay Garden Club.
Donna enjoyed embroidery work, fishing, and volunteering at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Silver Bay.
Donna is preceded in death by her parents, and aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her husband, Don, of Silver Bay; daughters, Debra (Tim) Wold of Cameron, Wis., Julie (Rob) Stromquist of Silver Bay, and Kathy (Jim) Marson of Minneapolis; sons, Steven (Nancy) of Champlin, Scott (Tracy) of Proctor, Greg (Karem) of Antioch, Calif., and Nathan (Michelle) of Silver Bay; grandchildren, Aaron (Andrea Holden) Wold, David Wold, Jill Stromquist, Angie (Faron) Meeks, Cooper Marson, Lindsay (Jeremy Thompson) Stadler, Nicholas Stadler, Megan (Brian) VanPoucke, Amanda (Jon) VanArman, and Lucas and Jake Stadler; great- grandchildren, Morgan and Bryce Meeks, and many cousins.
Visitation begins at 10 a.m. before an 11 a.m. service Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Silver Bay. Private burial will be in Sawtooth Mountain Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials are preferred and will be given to Solvay Hospice House and the Minnesota Veterans Home.