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Donna Mae Laturnus

October 31, 1933 — October 23, 2020

Donna Mae Laturnus

Donna Mae Laturnus, 86 of Cando and Devils Lake ND passed away at the Towner County Living Center in Cando on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake with the Very Reverend C.F. Wilhelm celebrating the Mass.  Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Cando ND on Wednesday at 12:45 p.m.

Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Tuesday, October 27th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. led by Reverend Mr. Ken Severinson, Deacon. 

Donna Mae was born on October 31, 1933 on a farm northeast of Egeland ND to Mike and Anna (Gangl) Lang.  Donna graduated from Egeland High School in 1951. 

Donna was united in marriage to John Laturnus on June 23, 1953 at Bisbee ND. They established their home on a farm near Cando where they lived, worked and raised their beloved daughter, Rosemary whom they adopted when she was just 9 weeks old. 

Donna worked with John as a custodian at the First State Bank of Cando for many years.  Donna also worked with Dr. Koemstedt as a dental assistant.  Never being idle, Donna worked as a Teacher’s Aide at the Cando School and in the Dietary Department at the Towner County Medical Center. 

Donna’s priorities were her faith, family and taking care of her grandchildren and spending time with her great grandchildren.  She enjoyed the game of pinocle and trips to the casino with her sister-in-law Ann. Donna was a great cook and was known for her great pancakes. She loved entertaining, making meals for everyone and making sure she included their favorite dish.  Donna and John loved to go to dances.  They enjoyed the polka and waltzes.  They would share 59 years of marriage before the death of John on July 23, 2012.  They shared a beautiful love story. 

Those left behind to mourn include her loving family.  Her daughter Rosemary and husband Joe Goeser, Munich ND; 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren Ryan Goeser and his wife Samantha and their children Tenley and Presley of Munich ND and Kelsey and her husband Randy Fitzner and their children Logan, Brantley and Rylie all of Cummings ND; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Peter and Donna Lou Laturnus, Munich ND, Betty Schiele, Fargo ND, Wendell Laturnus, St. Paul MN and Viola Fast of Texas; many dear nieces, nephews and their families.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband John, her great grandchild, Ryan and Samantha’s Baby Goeser, their angel in Heaven;  sisters  Regina (Alvin) Neussendorfer and Leona (Paul) Keim, brothers Roman (Margaret) Lang, William (Irene Lang Michels) Lang and Alvin Lang and many beloved in-laws.

Casket Bearers will Ryan Goeser, Randy Fitzner, Dennis Laturnus, Bill Laturnus, Jerry Laturnus and Dean Laturnus.  Reading the Scriptures will be Kelsey Fitzner and Samantha Goeser. Eucharistic Gift Bearers will be Logan and Brantley Fitzner and Tenley Goeser.  Music will be provided by Catherine Anfinson and Patty Cote.  The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed at www.stjosephdlnd.com facebook page.

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Past Services

Gathering of family and friends

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Rosary and Scripture Service

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Starts at 12:45 pm (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery

, Cando, ND 58324

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