Donna Marie Wagner

                    December 31, 1969  -  August 31, 2003

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7209 West 66th St., Sioux Falls, SD
Died: Sunday, August 31, 2003
Sioux Falls, SD
Age: 47 years, 11 months, 19 days

10:00 AM Wednesday, September 3, 2003
George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, SD
Rev. Chuck Cimpl, Officiating
"Amazing Grace"
"Ave Maria"
"On Eagle's Wings"

Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, SD

Mike LaLonde ~ Pat LaLonde
Ron LaLonde ~ Dale Brandau
Ric Wagner ~ Jerry Fisher

Donna was born the daughter of Francis and Marie (May) LaLonde, on September 12, 1955 at Cheboygan, MI. She graduated from Cheboygan High School in 1972 after which she moved to Wisconsin.

Donna married Richard (Ric) Wagner in 1978 in Wisconsin. She worked at Hamilton Machine Factory in Wisconsin for a few years and then moved to Texas for a short time. She moved to Brandon, SD in 1987. Donna worked at John Morrell & Co. for 14 years. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in June 2003 and has fought a courageous battle.

She was a steward for Local Union #304A. Donna enjoyed fishing, was an avid Green Bay Packers Fan, and loved to cook and entertain. Above all, she loved to be with her children and grandson.

Grateful for having shared her life are her two daughters Rikki Bruins and her husband, Joel, Sioux Falls, SD, Misty Wagner, Sioux Falls, SD; precious grandson, Bryan Dean Wagner, Jr., Sioux Falls, SD, four brothers, Patrick LaLonde and his wife, Marilyn, Cheboygan, WI, Michael LaLonde and his wife, Patricia, Cheboygan, WI, Daniel LaLonde and his wife, Urilika, Germany, Ronald LaLonde and his wife, Karen, Houston, TX; three sisters, Linda Loncar and her husband, Richard, Natchez, MS, June Brandau and her husband, Dale, Cheboygan, MI, Gloria Phillips and her husband, Rich, Aransas Pass, TX; nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather with the family for lunch and fellowship at George Boom Funeral Home following the committal service.

The things we felt so deeply
Were the hardest things to say,
But we, the family, loved you
In a very special way.
They say memories are Golden,
Well, that may be true,
But we never wanted memories,
We only wanted you.
If tears could build a stairway
And heartaches make a lane,
We'd walk a path to heaven
And bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken
And nothing will be the same,
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.

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Born: December 31, 1969

Death: August 31, 2003

This memorial provided by:
George Boom Funeral Home Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SD