DonnaBelle Elgene Seavert, the daughter of Daney Edward and Eva Francis Thornton Stark, was born June 23, 1925, in Darfur, MN. Donna received her education and graduated from Comfrey High School in Comfrey, MN in 1943.
On December 7, 1947, Donna married James Alfred Seavert in Darfur, MN. Following their marriage, they moved to Royal, where Donna raised her family and worked at Home State Bank for about one year and at Cargill Elevator for 25 years.
Donna loved to spend time with her family, especially attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and their other activities. She also enjoyed playing cards, dancing in her early years and was well known for her many quilts she has made over the years. She was an active member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal.
On Thursday, November 25, 2021, Donna passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer at the age of 96. She is preceded by her parents; her husband, James; son, Douglas (Nancy) Seavert; daughter, Darlene Zinnel; 3 sisters Velda (Harry) Englin, Betty (Gene) Rathman and Celesta (Al) Hagg; brother, Wendell (Donnabel) Stark; great granddaughter, Faith Jean Ellis and 3 brothers-in-law: Harold Carlson, John Norell and Cal Jorgenson.
Left to cherish her memory is her 2 sons and their wives: Dale & Patricia Seavert of Becker, MN and Danny & Claudia Seavert of Royal, IA; one son-in-law, Steve Zinnel of Swea City, IA; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one brother, Harlie (Carol) Stark of Darfur, MN; 3 sisters: Elaine Jorgenson of St James, MN, Anita Carlson of Byron, MN and Caroline (Ron) Finstad of St James, MN; other relatives and friends.