Donna McGrane, 92, of Carroll, died Friday, May 8, 2020, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.
If circumstances allow, a funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 24, at St. John Paul II Parish-St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.
Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Donna’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.
Memorials may be left for the Donna McGrane family, c/o Sharp Funeral Home, 226 W. 8th St., Carroll, IA 51401.
Donna was born on Jan. 26, 1928, in Manning, Iowa, a daughter of Julius and Margaret (Vollmer) Rowedder. She grew up in Manning and graduated valedictorian from Manning Community School.
She married Cletus Thomas McGrane on July 31, 1947, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manning. The couple farmed the McGrane Family Farm west of Halbur until they retired in the early 1990s and moved to Carroll.
Donna enjoyed dancing, playing cards, and cherished any time spent with family. She loved to read and was a very devout Catholic. In her spare time she was always there to help her family, who meant the world to her.
Donna is survived by her children: Steve (Donna) McGrane, Julie (Jim) Williams, Lori (Tom) Seidl and Cindy McGrane; her grandchildren: Kevin (Kathryn) McGrane, Kyle (Nikki) McGrane, Jay (Ashley) McGrane, Jon (Carley) McGrane, Jeffrey (Darl) Williams, Joel (Jamie) Williams, Joshua (Abby) Williams, Jason (Kady) Williams, Jill (Chad) Kluver, Shelli (Pete) Juergens, Todd (Lindsy) Seidl, Woody (Sean) Bollinger; 27 great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law Wilbert Lussman; as well as other extended relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Margaret Rowedder; parents-in-law, Jim and Margaret McGrane; her sister, Dorothy (Paul) Volquartsen; her brother, Jim (Mary) Rowedder; and her brother-in-law James McGrane.