WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- LaDonna May Busswitz

    Funeral services for LaDonna May Busswitz were held March 20, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Westbrook. Interment was in the Westbrook Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  

    LaDonna, 77, Worthington, formerly of Westbrook, died Monday, March 17, 2014 at Sunset Cottage Hospice in Worthington.  

    LaDonna May (Ewy) Busswitz was born September 3, 1936 on the family farm to Ewald and Agnes (Ankrum) Ewy.  She graduated from Westbrook High School in 1954.  LaDonna worked as a telephone operator in Tracy.  On September 6, 1958 she married Marvin Busswitz at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook.  LaDonna helped Marvin working on the farm.  After they quit milking cows, she worked at Westbrook Good Samaritan in housekeeping for 15 years.  Marvin and LaDonna moved into town in 1990.  Marvin passed away in May 2002.  She continued living at home until she moved to Worthington in October 2011.  LaDonna was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.  She collected dolls, teapots, cookie jars, lanterns, and lamps.  LaDonna enjoyed bowling in her younger years and loved to go shopping.  She loved babies and had a special way with being able to calm them.  LaDonna loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

    Survivors include her sons Brian (Pam) Busswitz of Westbrook and Scott (Lisa) Busswitz of Worthington; grandchildren Tanya (Matt) Leinen and Derek Busswitz, all of Worthington; and great grandchildren Faith, Cole, and Carson.  She is also survived by her sisters Dolores Gertner of Winona, Judy (Ronnie) Schreirer of Currie, and Sharon Gerhardt of Mesa, AZ; sister-in-law Delores Ewy of Westbrook; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.  

    Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Marvin, sister LaVonne, brother Donald, and brothers-in-law Bob Layman and Vernon Gertner.