Donna Lothert

Donna Lothert, 63, of Redwood Falls died, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Season’s hospice in Redwood Falls. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018 from St. John Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in the Morton City Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 11, 2018, from 4 until 7 p.m., at Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls and will continue on Monday, from 9 until 10 a.m., at the church.

The family requests memorials be directed to Relay For Life, St. John Lutheran School, or Season’s hospice.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. Condolences may be sent via www.nelson-hillestad.com.

Donna Jean Lothert, the daughter of Loren and Martha (Mielke) Raddatz, was born March 11, 1954 in Sleepy Eye. She was baptized on April 4, 1954 and confirmed on May 25, 1969 in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Morgan. Donna graduated from Morgan High School in 1972 and went to work as an eligibility worker for Redwood County Human Services, now Southwest Health and Human Services, for the next 45 years. She retired in September 2017.

On October 22, 1983, Donna married Allan Lothert and they made their home in Redwood Falls where they raised their three sons and cherished the time spent with them. She was a member of St John Lutheran Church. Donna was a volunteer for the Redwood Booster Club and Relay For Life, and also served on the Booster Club board and as an officer of the AFSCME union at work.

Donna enjoyed being outside, whether it was walking, taking care of her flowers, or gardening, as well as playing softball and volleyball on the city leagues. She enjoyed traveling with her family, sightseeing, photography, and attending her sons’ sporting events. Donna loved spending time at the lake with her family. While at the lake Donna enjoyed her pontoon rides, fishing, and the sunsets. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and riding motorcycle with Al.

Donna was a loving wife, mom and grandma to her grandson and new granddaughter. She is survived by her husband Allan of Redwood Falls; sons Brent Lothert of Waseca, Daniel (Christi) Lothert of Annandale, and Justin Lothert of Redwood Falls; grandchildren Kalen and Kinley Lothert; father Loren Raddatz of Morgan; and sisters Joanne Robinson of Redwood Falls, and Karen (David) Brandel of St. George. Donna was preceded in death by her mother Martha Raddatz, and several aunts and uncles.

Blessed be her memory.

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