Donna Anhorn, age 82, of Morristown, died on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the Waterville Good Samaritan Center.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 4 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Morristown with the Reverend Dr. Eugene C. Chase, Jr., officiating. Interment will be held at the Riverside Cemetery, Morristown.
Visitation will be held in the church for two hours prior to the services on Tuesday.
Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
Donna L., the daughter of Albert and Vivian (Witter) Leader was born on July 10, 1927 in Morristown. She married Kelly Anhorn on April 10, 1947, and he preceded her in death on April 11, 1980. They owned and operated Anhorn Bar in Morristown until their retirement. Donna moved to California from 1992 to the end of December 2005 to enjoy the sunshine and orange trees. She loved to travel, shop, visit with friends and going out to eat to get a hamburger and french fries. Donna considered every child her extended family.
She is survived by two sisters, Delerene Herbst of Owatonna and Darlene (and Leonard) Hayes of Killeen,Texas; nieces; nephews; and a special family, the Clifford and Lucy Schmidtke family of Morristown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly; three sisters, Dorothy Magnuson, Delores Ritter, Delta Foss and one brother, Delmar Leader.
Hello to all of you from Pleasant Hill, Calif....I never heard about Donna living in California or I would have tried to find her.......her sister Darlene & I were in Morristown High School class of 1948 and we both enjoy coming home to our class reunion's when we can.....I'm sending special prayer's for Donna & glad she can join Kelly in heaven now.......and deepest sympathy to her remaining family. Donna was quite a gal & alway's had something to say or make sure she alway's knew when you were in town and had a story to tell.........anyway if Darlene has any extra time please let me know how her service went and hope she had not been suffering........We are still in chilly Calif & it has been a strange year weatherwise for all of us......hope Leonard & Darlene have a safe trip back home........
Donna and Kelly were my God parents. I have so many memories of them and my growing up in Anhorn's Bar. I remember going to all the card parties with my parents and the whole gang getting together and palying cards till the wee hours of the morning and being really tired the next day. Donna always seemed to me, to be such a strong fiesty red head and I never wanted to cross her. Donna and Kelly would bring me trinkets from what ever trip they were returning from. Over the years I have lost touch with Donna as her travels took her one way and mine another but the memories I have are ever so precious. I believe she will truly be at peace now as she is rejoined with Kelly in Gods tender loving care. She will be missed by all her dear friends in Morristown and beyond.