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Donna Rinehart

June 3, 1939-Sept. 7, 2008

Donna M.H. Rinehart, 69, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, September 7, 2008 at St. Mary's Innovis Hospital in Detroit Lakes.

Donna Mae Helen Hendrickson was born to H. Gilman and Mamie (Tollefsrud) Hendrickson on June 3, 1939 in Ulen. She grew up on the farm in Ulen, and was baptized and confirmed at Calvary Lutheran Church, Ulen.

Donna lived for a short time in Hawley before moving to Detroit Lakes. She married Arnold Vange Nov. 27, 1971 in Detroit Lakes. Arnold passed away Sept. 6, 1985. Donna married Gene Rinehart on Sept. 12, 1989 in Detroit Lakes.

Donna enjoyed having visitors, chatting on the telephone, and going for a nice drive in the car. She also loved listening to music, taking pictures and collecting jewelry. Donna loved her family very much.

Donna is survived by two nieces and two nephews, including Paul (Lois) Wegleitner of Detroit Lakes; and one brother-in-law, Irv Wegleitner, also of Detroit Lakes.

Preceding Donna in death were her parents, Mamie and Gilman; husband, Arnold; sisters, Macel Haugtvedt and Lois Wegleitner; one brother-in-law, Ernie Haugtvedt; and two nieces, Karen Haugtvedt and Joyce (Haugtvedt) Fraser.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Calvary Lutheran Church, Ulen, with interment in Calvary Cemetery, Ulen. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

The David-Donehower Funeral home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.