Donna Lois Wendt, age 89, died Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
She was born on October 17, 1932, to Clarence and Millie (Ogroske) Meyer in Evergreen Township. Donna was baptized November 20, 1932, and confirmed June 9, 1946, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. She attended grade school in Pine Lake Township and graduated from Perham High School in 1950.
After graduation, she worked in Fargo for a few years. On May 16, 1953, she was united in marriage to Vernon Wendt at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Together they lived on the farm they purchased, which was Donna’s pride and joy. She was a dedicated wife and mother of five wonderful children.
Later in life, Donna began to suffer from dementia and entered a care facility on June 1, 2015.
Donna is survived by one son, Duane (Kathy) Wendt of Perham; four daughters, Dianne Goosen of Perham, DeLois (Rodney) Hendrickson of Texas, Darla (David) Ebersviller of Vergas, Dawn (Steven) Johansen of Ashby; 15 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Loretta Wendt. Preceding her in death were her husband, Vernon; her parents; brother, David; one grandson; and one great grand granddaughter.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Corliss Township in rural Perham. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175 www.schoenebergerfh.com