Donna Magnan, 65, died April 5, 2015 after a courageous 4.5 year battle with Cancer. Given her strong faith Donna fought until the end so she could go to be with her lord and savior on Easter Sunday. Her final days were spent surrounded by her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was born March 25, 1950 in Fargo, North Dakota to Dale and Dalene Nudell. She married Milo Magnan on July 5, 1969.
Donna is survived by her husband Milo; children, Cindy (Mike) Jensen, Chad Magnan, and Christie (Jason) Eckstrom; grandchildren Brandon and Katie Oswald, Nathan Jensen, Mackenzie and Madeline Magnan; one sister Carla (Jan) Medbery; one brother Dave (Cindy) Nudell; and many nieces and nephews. Donna”s father Dale Nudell, mother Dalene Trende, and sister Kathleen Schaunaman preceded her in death.
Donna was a long time resident of Delano where she has lived since 1981. Donna loved to plant flowers and spend time at her family cabin. She was an active church member, participating in and leading several bible studies, and a member of the Red Hat Group. Her other love was teaching piano. She started with just a few students, and through the years had grown to between 50 – 70 students during the year. Each of these students became a loved part of her family.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 435 Bridge Ave E, Delano, Minnesota. Pastor Paul Marggraf officiated. There was a gathering after the service. The family invited any current or former piano student to play one song on a provided keyboard during that time in memory of Donna.
Visitation was held at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service on Friday and continued on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ocular Melanoma Foundation, 1717 K St. NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20006. http://ocularmelanoma.org/support-omf.htm