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Donna Elvira Huinker

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Date: Saturday
February 17, 2018

Time: 12:00-1:00 P.M.

Location: Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, MN


Date: Saturday
February 17, 2018

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Location: Worlein Funeral
Home Chapel
Austin, MN


Oakwood Cemetery
Austin, MN


Donna E. Huinker, age 95 of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center.  Donna Elvira Olund was born January 31, 1923 in Burleene Township, Todd County, Minnesota, the daughter of Elmer M. and Florence M. (Maher) Olund.  She attended Todd County schools before moving to Blooming Prairie with her sister and friends.  On July 3, 1948, she married Willis H. Christensen at the St. Olaf Lutheran Church parsonage.  Donna was employed by Hormel Foods Corporation and worked in the dairy pack for 42 years.  Following Willis’ death, she married John T. Huinker in May 1987 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church.  Donna was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.  She enjoyed gardening and loved to dance.  Donna’s family and friends will miss her dearly.

Survivors include her brothers Dennis (Ann) Olund and Elmer (Marilyn) Olund, both of Austin; her sister Geraldine (Roger) Tildsley of Turlock, California, her step-sister Charlotte (Dennis) Kubicek of Austin; many nieces and nephews; step-children Joel (Mary) Huinker of Austin, Christine (Gary) Thorson of Rochester, Joan (Mark) Flaherty of Rochester, Mark (Debi) Huinker of St. Ansgar, Iowa, Tim (Kris) Huinker of Waconia, Jessica (Dan) Wampach of Stewartville; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.  Donna was preceded in death by both husbands, Willis Christensen and John Huinker, her parents Elmer and Florence Olund, one brother Dale Olund, four step-brothers Ron, Ted, Russell, and Jack Farrell.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Todd Portinga, Associate in Ministry, officiating.  Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at Worlein Funeral Home.  Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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