Donna Brua, 1934-2019

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Memorial services for Donna Mae Brua of Albert Lea will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Interment will be at a later date in Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea.

Donna Brua

Donna died Monday, March 18, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea. She was 85.

She was born Jan. 5, 1934, in Emmons, the daughter of Theodore and Olga (Monson) Haugland. She was united in marriage to Harvey D. Brua on Aug. 12, 1956. They made their home and raised their family in Albert Lea. Donna enjoyed her work at Naeve Hospital in materials management for many years. She was active with the D.O.E.S. Club.

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Donna enjoyed cooking, baking, dancing and birthday club gatherings. One her greatest joys and many memories came from family time spent at French Lake near Faribault, where they gathered for more than 53 years.

Donna will be greatly missed by her husband, Harvey; her children Ted (Jana Lindh) Brua of Hudson, Wisconsin, Penny (Louie Jr.) Mortenson of New Richland and Robert (Karen Machin) Brua of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; grandchildren Rebecca (Josh) Beaudry of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Joshua Brua of Rochester, Aaron Brua of Clear Lake, Florida, Louie Weston (Jessica) Mortenson of Wells, Cody Mortenson of Hartland and Max and Kade Machin-Brua of Saskatoon; great-grandchildren Tanner, Carter, Ryker and Henry; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Charles and Shirley Brua and Francie Petersen; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Julie Ann, Bernice and Gladys Steele.