April 19, 1928 - May 27, 2015


A Gathering of family and friends will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville, for Donna Louise Knebel, age 87, of Paynesville who passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Paynesville Hospital. Entombment will be held in Zion Cemetery in Rural Paynesville.

Donna was born on April 19, 1928 in Belview, Minnesota to Herman and Gunda (Albu) Donner. Donna grew up in the New London area, later she moved to Paynesville where she met Clifford Knebel. Donna and Clifford were married on February 27, 1947; to this union 5 children were born. Donna and Cliff farmed in the Paynesville area all her married life.

She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, hunting, playing bingo, and playing cards.

Donna is survived by her children, Joyce (Craig) Kelly of Atwater, Jay (Annie) Knebel of Florida, Julie (Leon) Spanier of California, Janet Klein of Paynesville, Jim (Margaret) Knebel of Pillager; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brother, Butch (Donna) Donner of Hawick; sister-in-law, Bety Coulter

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clifford; two sisters, and two brothers.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.