LaDonna E. (Bollum) Adkins, 92, of Willmar

Published 10:25am Monday, January 28, 2013 Updated 12:27pm Monday, January 28, 2013

LaDonna Adkins, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar.

LaDonna Elizabeth Adkins was born May 31, 1920, in Selz, N.D., to Raymond and Maybelle (Kaufman) Bollum and was baptized Jan. 7, 1921 at Church of The Ascension in Minneapolis.

She spent much of her childhood on her grandparents’ farm near Guthrie, N.D. In 1938, she graduated from Minot High School and in 1939, began working as a hairstylist with her sister, Dorothy.

On May 30, 1941, she married John M. Adkins at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Minot. They lived in Minot until moving to Breckenridge in 1950.

After moving to Otter Tail Lake in 1966, they enjoyed lake living for the next 35 years.

Throughout her life, LaDonna was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

LaDonna’s passion was playing bridge and she attained the rank of National Master with the American Contract Bridge League.

Other interests included dancing, playing the piano and traveling. Beginning in 1979, she and John wintered in Arizona for the next 17 years, where they enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

In 2008, LaDonna moved to Sunrise Village in Willmar, and later to Bethesda Pleasant View; she continued to enjoy cards, music and family, especially visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She will be missed by her daughters, Joan (Kevin) Quinn of Spicer, and Marsha Adkins of Willmar; her son David (Kathy) Adkins of Sioux Falls, S.D.; nine grandchildren, Rick Fletcher and wife Julie, Barry Adkins, Cara Quinn and husband Stefano Follega, Mick Quinn and wife Chloe, Ryan Quinn, Joshua, Jennica and Tessa Adkins and Tanasha Deacon; two step-grandchildren, Elizabeth Hill and husband Jeremy, and Andrew Davidson; her great-grandchildren, Sean and Luca Follega, Avery, Hannah, Sophia, and Tommy Quinn, and Evoliano Deacon; her half-sister, Suzanne Logeman and husband Richard of Stockton, Calif.; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; her sons, Dennis and Richard; sisters Ramona and Dorothy; and sisters- and brothers-in-law.

Memorials preferred to Bethesda Foundation, Rice Hospice care and St. Mary’s Church of Willmar.

Visitation: Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church Service: 11 a.m. Monday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Willmar,

Burial: Is planned at a later date

Funeral Home: Peterson Brothers Funeral Home, Willmar


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