Donna Jean Stabelfeld

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Donna Jean Stabelfeld, age 80, of Storm Lake, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial will be at a later date. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Donna Jean Van Slyke was born March 15, 1931 in Fonda, the daughter of Hugh Edward and Ethel Mae (White) Van Slyke. She was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith. Growing up, she received her education in Fonda where she graduated in 1948.

On Feb. 11, 1954, Donna was united in marriage to Elvin F. Stabelfeld in Ida Grove. Together, they were blessed with four children: Deborah Anna, Dawn Maria, Julie Kay, and Jeffrey Joseph.

Donna was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake where she was the President of the Catholic Guild and a member of the Court Margaret Mary Catholic Daughters of America. She was also a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader during the 1960s and 1970s.

Donna was an avid reader and enjoyed working crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed baking and cooking. Donna loved animals, especially her little dog, Tony and was also known for faithfully feeding the squirrels and birds in her backyard. Donna treasured spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Deborah Anna (Dean) Linden of Walnut; Dawn (Jim) Lauck of Apple Grove, Minn.; Julie (Roger) Scadden of Schaller; and Jeffrey Stabelfeld of Storm Lake; grandchildren: Kristin (Dave) Foster of St. Paul, Minn.; Sean (Andrea) Richardson of Fort Dodge; Daniel (Tobie) Scadden of Muscatine; Brandon Scadden of Jackson, Minn.; Ashley (Austin Beard) Scadden of Tiffin; Christopher Scadden of Schaller; Amanda Stabelfeld of Storm Lake; Nicole Titus of Ames; great-grandchildren: Dallas and Hunter Richardson; Nicholas and Nathan Scadden; Paul Nyane; Peyton Beard; Micah Gustafson; brother-in-law, Glen Stabelfeld of California; sister-in-law, Virginia Porter of California; many nieces and nephews; her little dog, Tony; extended family and many friends.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Ethel Van Slyke; husband, Elvin Stabelfeld; sister, Darlene Stauter; brothers, Richard and Darrell Van Slyke; uncles: Bob, Mert, Lyle, and Delbert White.