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Donna Lea (Paulin) Rognes

November 28, 1926 ~ October 26, 2017 (age 90)

The Piano Brothers

Donna L. Rognes, age 90, of Holstein, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center of Cherokee.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Holstein.  Burial will be at the Holstein Cemetery of Holstein.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service starting at 1:00 PM at the church.  

Donna L. Rognes was born November 28, 1926 to Myra (Thomson) and Laurel Paulin in Kingsley, Iowa.  She graduated from Union Township School and then earned her teaching certificate from Morningside College.  Upon graduation, she taught school in Orange City.

Donna was united in marriage to Robert Rognes on June 6, 1948.  To this union three children were born.  The couple raised their family in Holstein, Iowa where Donna enjoyed being a homemaker.  She was voted the Rognes Mother of the Year for 68 consecutive years. 

Donna was a longtime member of the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was active as a choir director, pianist and singer for many years.  She also volunteered as a musical accompanist for high school contestants.  Donna was a member of NACIREMA and enjoyed dancing, playing bridge and social hour. 

Donna is survived by her children, Marcia (Sal) Garcia of Goodyear, AZ, Jo (Bill) Fokken of Kingsley, IA, Jeff (Kris) Rognes of Anchorage, AK; grandchildren, Paul Suarez, Robert Suarez, Kari Fokken Nattress, Alex Fokken, Britt Waldron and Theodore Rognes; five great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Norma Paulin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert and two brothers, Richard and Jack Paulin.

            


Charitable donations may be made to:

St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Music Fund
304 E 2nd St, Holstein IA 51025
Tel: 1-712-368-2228



 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
November 4, 2017

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
304 E. 2nd St.
Holstein, Iowa

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 4, 2017

2:00 PM
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
304 E. 2nd St.
Holstein, Iowa

Burial
Saturday
November 4, 2017

Holstein Cemetery

Holstein, Iowa 51025


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