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“Our condolences to the Penny Family from the family of Betty Simmons in Riverside, CA. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy Simmons - Riverside, CA

“I'll never forget the immediate hugs from Donna everytime I visited her. Donna was so welcoming and happy to see friends and family. My wife...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Keith Doty

“Aunt Donna wasa very special gal. She raised a great fanily for many years all by herself, as Uncle Jay passed on very young! Aunt Donna was a ver...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Kathryn Oldfather - shakopee, MN

“What a lovely person Donna was. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Al Batt - Hartland, MN - Friend

“My sympathy to all of you. Your mother was one of my favorite people. I looked up to her and admired her for the way she took care of her family. She...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Stoneback - Alden, MN

“I will always cherish the farm get togethers from bonfires to uncle's and their guitars and your favorite John Denver songs and of course the Classic...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Marisa Schilling - Red Wing, MN

“Sincere sympathy to Donna's family. We were friends back in the early seventies when Troy went to school in Wells. I was his aide and came to know...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Barb Sletten - Albert Lea, MN

“I will miss her! ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Coni Olson - Wells, MN - Family

“I remember Donna from my childhood. Lorraine and Harlan (my brother) used to bring me to the farm when they would visit. Donna was such a beautiful...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Sharon Blackhawk - Brooklyn Park, MS

“You were my idol. I wrote many narratives in all of my schooling about you, your life, and your beliefs. I looked up to you throughout my whole...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Kimberly Penny Thompson - WI

“You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Donna was always such a giving person of her time to anyone in need. I will always remember the nice...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Pat (Haukoos) Haugh - Albert Lea, MN

“I'm so sorry for your loss, Donna loved her family very much. I always enjoyed when she came to our store with the boys. She will indeed be missed....Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Reyerson - Alden, MN

“Dear Friends:I really appreciated that we always knew where Donna stood and those conversations will be greatly missed. There are so many fun...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Curt and Gail Kephart - Waseca, MN

“Dear Penny Family,My heart mourns with you at the passing of your beloved mother! I see that she and I shared January 14th as the same calendar day...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: N. Elliott Noorlun - Kaneohe, HI

“it was always a pleasure to have donna come into the Kiester library. she was well read and conversations were great. i am so sorry for your loss. ...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: ruth peterspm

“I remember being greeted with a smile each and every time I saw Donna! She had the ability to make us feel included always. I know how much she had...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Kathy Trytten - Des Moines, IA

“The lose of a Mother is very hard, as she was your closes Friend. My prayers and memories will be with you All. For she raised a big wonderful Family...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Peggy Meyer - Nicollet, MN

“So very sorry to hear this. Donna was one of the kindest, strongest women I've known. R.I.P Donna! Love n hugs to the family! ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: linda hovland - kiester, MN

“Our sympathy, prayers and love are with you all.Memories are a precious gift from God - cherish each one forever. I know we will. Love you, Barry and...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Marlene Roede - Mankato, MN


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Donna Jean Penny, age 86, of Kiester, MN died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Parkview Care Center in Wells, MN. According to Donna's wishes, a private funeral service will be held. The family respectfully asks that no flowers be sent. Memorials are preferred to Home Care Hospice of Albert Lea, MN.

Donna was born January 14, 1931 in Armstrong, IA, the daughter of Leonard and Selma (Johnson) Haukoos. She was baptized at South Blue Earth Lutheran Church and confirmed at Faith Lutheran Church. Donna was united in marriage to Jay Penny on July 23, 1948 at Faith Lutheran Church in Walters, MN.

Donna is survived by her sons: Dan Penny (significant other Sara) of Osseo, MN, Greg Penny of Red Wing, MN, Tim (Sandy) Penny of Owatonna, MN, Mitch (Cindy) Penny of Northfield, MN, Joel Penny and Troy Penny both of Kiester, MN; daughter: Dena (Doug) Trytten of Kiester, MN; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Karen) Haukoos of Buffalo City, WI; and sister, Karen (Lyle) Holtz of Kiester, MN.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jay; grandson, Brandon; great-grandson, Jonathan Briggs; great-great-grandchild, Raena Williams; sister, and brother-in-law: Shirley and Art Sauke; and daughter-in-law, Barb Penny.