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Dona Totman

Dona Totman, age 94, of Lafayette passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Memorial service were held Monday, September 27, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at the Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Clergy officiating was Pastor Merline Duering. Pianist was Kirsten Kinzler. Congregational hymns sung were “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art”, “Because He Lives”, and “God Be With You Till We Meet Again.” Urn bearer was Ronald Totman. Dona is loved by: son, Ronald and wife Suzanne Totman of New Ulm, MN; Son-in-law, Bill Schlueter of Gibbon, MN; grandchildren, Jennifer Haas and husband, Jason of Gibbon, MN, Sara Hersha and husband, Derek of Tucson, AZ, Ryan Totman and wife, Rebecca of Brooklyn, NY; great-grandchildren, Stephanie Haas and special friend, Alex, Erin Haas and special friend, Nolan, Taylor Haas, Myles Hersha and Malya Hersha; step-grandchildren, Tony Ahlbrecht, Malissa Alhbrecht;step-great-grandchild, Brock Peterson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Dona is now an angel alongside her daughter, Glenda Schlueter; husband, Glenn Totman; parents, Herbert and Ora Hed; sisters, Marlys (Glen) Lindstrand and Carolyn (Lomaine) Brethorst; step-granddaughter, Naomi Peterson. Dona Imogene Totman was born on January 29, 1927 in Bernadotte, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Herbert and Ora (Batchelder) Hed. Dona was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth. Dona was a devoted member of Faith United Church in Winthrop, Minnesota, throughout her life. She received her education in Winthrop and was a graduate of the Winthrop High School. On November 20, 1948, Dona was united in marriage to Glenn Harvey Totman at the Methodist Church in Winthrop. During their marriage, Dona and Glenn were blessed with two children, Ronald and Glenda. Together, Dona and Glenn shared 40 years of marriage and many wonderful memories, until Glenn’s passing on August 31, 1989. Dona was the oldest of three girls, otherwise known as “The Butt Sisters”. Together they shared countless sister moments, lots of fun and games, and joyous laughter. The Totman, Brethorst and Lindstrand families, also known as “The Gang”, created lifelong memories whenever together. Dona whole-heartedly embraced being a grandmother and great-grandmother. She was always there to support and cheer on her family, who she loved bunches and bunches. Dona was very gifted with her talents of creating beautiful hardanger pieces. She also enjoyed embroidery, ceramics, and other crafts. She was always up for traveling, especially a day trip to Jackpot. She would always say, “Catch me if you can!”. Dona and Glenn farmed in Cornish township for many years. Dona was an amazing farm wife and loved that role. She met lifelong friends during her time working at Kraft, along with Green Giant, Hands and a few other smaller jobs throughout her working years. Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com<http://www.hantge.com/>

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