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Donna Mae Lundstrom, 92, died July 3, 2024, at Knute Nelson Care Center. She was born July 14, 1931, in Omaha, NE, the youngest of four children of Ernst and Martha (Arnold) Loseke. She moved to Alexandria with her parents in 1943 and graduated from Central High School in 1949. After attending business school in Omaha, she returned to Alexandria and worked for the local telephone company. On November 18, 1950, she married Richard “Swede” H. Lundstrom, and together they raised their family on Lake Street in Alexandria.

Donna Mae was a dedicated homemaker and volunteered at her church and community. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and cross-stitching. She was also an avid reader. In her fifties, she began volunteering as a transport worker at Douglas County Hospital, which led to a full-time position in the central care unit until her retirement in 1996. She enjoyed her work there and bonded with other staff members. During her retirement years with Swede, she followed her grandchildren’s activities and discovered antique treasures at auctions.

After 66 years on Lake Street, she moved to Grand Arbor in December 2021, then to Nelson Gables in March 2023, and finally to Knute Nelson Care Center in April 2024. She is survived by her three children, Mark, Lafayette, IN; Doug (Janet), Owatonna, MN; and Lynda, Richfield, MN; four grandchildren, Melissa (Andy) Forbes, Cottage Grove, MN; Mike (Ellie) Lundstrom, Hastings, MN; Will (Natalie) Lundstrom, Cincinnati, OH; and Nick Lundstrom, Lafayette, IN; eight great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Norma Lundstrom; and five nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Kay Kahre, Mary Harden, and Don Loseke; her husband, Swede; her daughter-in-law, Mary Lundstrom; her brother-in-law, Jim Lundstrom; and great-granddaughter, Runner Lundstrom.

Family burial will be in Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria. A wake for family and friends will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2024, at New Life Christian Church in Alexandria, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. with John Taplin officiating. The family requests that all donations be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Arrangements are being handled by Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.