Edith Donaldson

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Donaldson, 99, of Spencer, formerly of Webb, will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Deb Mechler will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m., today, with the family present from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Interment will take place at Garfield Cemetery in Webb.

A time of fellowship will follow the graveside services at the Baptist Church in Webb.

Edith passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Spencer Hospital.

Edith Christine Donaldson, the daughter of Harry and Clara Bruhn Prince, was born Feb. 10, 1909, in Poweshiek County near Grinnell. She received her early education in a country school in Jasper County. Her family later moved to Pipestone, Minn., when she was seven years old where she continued her education in a country school and later in Pipestone.

Edith married Glen Donaldson on Nov. 23, 1926, in Pipestone. The early years of their marriage were spent in Marathon and Sioux Rapids before moving to Laurens where they made their home for 37 years. She worked as a store clerk at Coast to Coast and later a grocery store in Laurens. She was an active partner in the business that they founded, Donaldson Docks. She was a member of the Laurens United Methodist Church.

Following their retirement, Glen and Edith moved to Spirit Lake, and in 1992, they moved to Spencer. Following 70 years of marriage, Glen passed away on Jan. 15, 1997.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two daughters: Shirley Stewart and one in infancy; two brothers: Gerald and Roland "Tiny" Prince; and a sister, Mable Rose.

Edith is survived by one daughter, Marjean Vote of Dexter; one son-in-law and his wife, Bob and Beverly Stewart of Spencer; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.