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“Prayers and thoughts are with the family we are wintering in Missouri so we won't be able to come for the funeral but you have our condolences Ron...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Ron Gaines - Wells, MN - Family

“The room is so empty now. The pictures and everything is gone. There is no smiling LaDonna sitting there to greet me. I miss you my friend. ...Read More »
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“I pray her soul rest in peace. She was a good soul and raised a wonderful family. I have many wonderful memories of those years I will forever...Read More »
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“LaDonna was my Mom , Gladys Walser's, roommate at the Mapleton Community Home. I always enjoyed visiting with her. Our grandmothers were sisters so...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Kathy Bray - Kansas City, MO

“I often think of LaDonna when I drive through Waldorf. She did daycare for my 2 boys Rich & TJ while we lived over there. She was great fun and...Read More »
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LaDonna M. Traynor, age 80, of Mapleton, MN, died Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Mayo Health Systems in Mankato, MN. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM, at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells, MN, with Fr. Eugene Stenzel officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in OLMC Catholic Cemetery. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family.

LaDonna was born September 15, 1938, in Minnesota Lake, the daughter of Harvey and Phyllis (Gaines) Latusek. She was united in marriage to Patrick Traynor, September 22, 1956 in Minnesota Lake, MN and to this union 9 children were born. LaDonna loved to spend time with her family, can and play cards and bingo. She was a wonderful cook and baker. She enjoyed fishing with her grandkids, gambling at Diamond Joe's in Albert Lea with her family and knitting and crocheting.

LaDonna is survived by her children: Beverly (Steve) Stepun of Minnesota Lake, MN, Charles (Terriane) Traynor of Minnesota Lake, MN, Donald Traynor of Mankato, MN, Judy Bramer of Waseca, MN, Roger Traynor of Austin, MN, Nancy Traynor of Easton, MN and Patricia Traynor of Mankato, MN; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters: Janice Klocek of Dresser, WI, Arlene (Dale) Harpestad of Wells, Barb Utzka of Blue Earth, MN, Denise (Rick) Sabin of Frost, MN; Brothers: Harlan "Butch" (Julie) Latusek of Wells, MN and Paul (Lani) Latusek of Minnesota Lake, MN; sister-in-law: Mert Traynor; brother-in-law: Marvin Wilder; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Patrick; 2 infant daughters; sister MaryAnn Wilder; brothers-in-law: Louis Klocek and John Utzka.
Thank you to all the wonderful care these past years from all the staff at Mapleton Community Home.