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Donna Guggemos, 91

Donna Jean (Dirkswager) Guggemos, age 91, of Winsted, MN, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.

A private service will take place Saturday, Nov. 7 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Memorials are preferred to Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

The Chilson Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

Donna was born July 5, 1929, in Milwaukee, WI, to Richard and Ellen Dirkswager. After spending her early childhood in Kerkhoven, MN, she moved to Maple Lake, MN, where she graduated from Maple Lake High School in 1947.

Donna married Arthur Guggemos June 26, 1951, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Maple Lake. They settled in Winsted, where she was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and devoted her life to raising their eight children.

Donna loved attending their activities and sporting events and socializing with her many dear friends. She also loved spending time with her 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In her early ‘80s, she moved into The Gardens at Winsted memory care facility, where she was loved for her congeniality and warm engaging laugh.

Donna is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Art Guggemos; children: Gary, Nancy (Rick) Greenfield, Jon (Julie Sexton), Jill (Dave) Gunderson, Gregg (Liz Kiecker), Lori (John) Stephan, Charles, Neal (Julie); grandchildren: Jennifer (Matt) Chumley, Jill (Dominic Reed) Greenfield, Michael (Michele) Gunderson, Christine (Chase) Marshall, Paige Guggemos (Kevin Bergquist), Scott Stephan, Trevor Stephan, Roman Heimerl, Nicholas, Alexa and Matthew Guggemos; and great-grandchildren: Aubriana and Bridget Chumley.

Donna was a loving and supportive wife, dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who unselfishly took pride in the accomplishments of her family. She will be dearly missed.

Donna’s family would like to thank the dedicated and compassionate caregivers at The Gardens at Winsted.

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