August 19, 2013


Donna J. Platt, 80, of Glidden, Iowa, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Carroll Health Center Nursing Home.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Peace Lutheran Church in Glidden with Pastor David Loeschen officiating.

Friends may call at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden after 5 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when visitation will resume.

Organist for the service will be Gayle Bushman. Vocalists will be Mark and Marlys Conner. Casket bearers will be Ben Platt, Brian Platt, Lee Schon, Alex Feilmeier, Mark Bushman and David Bushman. Honorary casket bearers will be Ashley and Cassondra Platt.

Burial will be at Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery near Glidden.

Online condolences may be left for Donna's family at

Born April 20, 1933, at Carroll, Iowa, she was the daughter of Carl and Janette (Mosher) Bushman. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Peace Lutheran Church in Glidden. Donna was a lifelong resident of Glidden where she graduated from high school in 1950. She married Lowell Platt on June 10, 1951, at Peace Lutheran Church in Glidden. The couple farmed in the Glidden area, and Donna did secretarial work for Heisterkamp Furniture, Ferrell Gas and Glidden Mutual Insurance Company.

She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Glidden where she taught Sunday school and was active in the LWML. She was a member of the Goldenrod Club and the Birthday Club. Donna enjoyed crocheting, camping, picnicking, fishing, scrapbooking, getting together with her classmates (The Nifty Fifty Club) and spending time with her grandchildren.

Donna is survived by two sons: Dick Platt and his wife Amy of Glidden and Gregg Platt and his wife Kimberly of Glidden; four grandchildren: Benjamin, Ashley, Cassondra, and Brian; a sisters-in-law Delores Bentley of Glidden and LaRaine Bushman of Churdan; four nieces, and several cousins.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Janette Bushman, her husband Lowell in 2008, her mother- and father-in-law Harry and Alvina Platt, a brother Kenneth Bushman, a brother-in-law Quint Bentley and a brother in infancy.