Donna Gregerson, 94, Albert Lea

Published 12:27 pm Saturday, November 20, 2010

Memorial services for Donna Bertha Gregerson, age 94, of Albert Lea will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at First Lutheran Church. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Owatonna. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Donna Gregerson

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Donna died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Good Samaritan Center.

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Donna Bertha (Klemmer) Gregerson was born on Nov. 15, 1916, in Owatonna; twin sister of Donald J. Klemmer, parents R. W. Klemmer and Mary Margaret Beede. She was baptized, confirmed and married at St. John Lutheran Church, Owatonna. Donna was a member for 42 years and she taught Sunday school. She graduated from Owatonna High School in 1934, completed Normal Teacher’s training and also attended Mankato State University. She taught rural schools in Steele and Freeborn counties and School District No. 241 for a total of 20 years. After joining First Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, she became active in many phases of the church: secretary of the nominating committee, Evangelism commissions, “Search Bible Studies,” chairwoman of Circle No. 21, member of the FLCW, “Stewardship Caring and Sharing,” and co-chairwoman of “Loaves and Fishes.” She was a volunteer of the community charity drive “Meals on the Go,” Civic Music, secretary of the P.T.A. and delegate to the state conventions. Donna was a member of the Retired Rural Teachers of Steele County, officer of the Retired Educators of Freeborn County, member of Seream, the Freeborn County Historical Society and the Albert Lea Art Center. She enjoyed reading, golfing, gardening, sewing and bridge club. She especially enjoyed traveling. Her special priorities were her two granddaughters.

Survivors include her son, Jonathan, and his wife, Kathie, granddaughters Andrea Lynn Taylor and Heather Anne Sanchez, great-grandchildren Isabella and Aiden Sanchez plus many nieces and nephews.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, son Gary, twin brother, Donald, sisters Guelma and Evelyn, and brothers Richard and Sidney.