Donnus was born May 7, 1932, in Spencer, Ia., where her and her husband Bob and family made their home until they moved to Owatonna from 1966 through 1979. They moved to Arizona and then to Okoboji, Ia. in 1999. While in Owatonna, she worked at Wolesky Drug Store and taught Sunday School at United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing, traveling, and most of all spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bob; son, Bob Jr. (Ann) Hansen of Owatonna; daughter, Becky (Tim) Zimmerman of Owatonna; son, Ron Hansen of Sioux Falls, S.D.; eight grandchildren: Josh (Jenice) Anderson of Owatonna, Jennifer Anderson of Owatonna, Carrie Hansen of St. Paul, David Hansen of Hopkins, Toni, Trevor, Kellen, and Brian Hansen of Sioux Falls, S.D.; six great-grandchildren; brother Darrell (Ellie) Crosser of Cottonwood, Ariz.; two sisters: Doris Ann Macek and Daleen Mulder, both of Milford, Ia.
Donnus was proceeded in death by her parents, Omar and Esther Crosser; and brother Doc Crosser.
Per her wishes, her body has been donations to the Mayo Clinic for Student Education. Memorial service will be held in Arnolds Park, Ia. at a later date.
Condolence's may be sent to the family at 14 Knollwood Place, Owatonna, MN 55060. Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church of Arnolds Park, Iowa or to a charity of choice.