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Donna M. Reineccius

September 15, 1932 — February 13, 2018

Donna M. Reineccius age 85 of Perham, MN died February 13, 2018 at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND. Donna Mae (Pechia) Reineccius was born September 15, 1932 at her Grandma Mary’s house in Detroit Lakes, MN. She was one of eleven children born to Edmund and Jennie (Riebhoff) Pechia. Her family lived on a farm between Callaway and Ogema, MN. She attended country school in that area through the seventh grade. She later attended school in Lake Park and Detroit Lakes. On March 5, 1949 she was united in marriage to Junior Reineccius. She would later earn her GED at the age of thirty nine, which she was very proud of. She would have many jobs over the years beginning at the age of eleven when she picked potatoes from a neighbor’s field. She would later work as a waitress, cook, and bartender. She worked for Homecrest Industries of Wadena from 1975 – 1995. Donna loved sewing, crochet, quilting, gardening, and reading, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. Donna is survived by her children, Mike (Ginger) Reineccius, of Eden Valley, MN; Keith (Connie) Reineccius, of Detroit Lakes, MN; Sandy (Alan) Moench, of Carlton, MN; Mark (Kathy) Reineccius, of Audubon, MN; Jeff (Patty) Reineccius, of Lindstrom, MN; Pat (Mike) Evavold, of Fergus Falls, MN; Kevin (Kris) Reineccius, of Circle Pines, MN; Jeanie (Mike) Weis, of Sun Prairie, WI; Greg Reineccius, of Coon Rapids, MN; and Kristie (Scott) Barthel, of Bluffton, MN; son in law, Roger Pundt, of Lindstrom, MN; twenty five grandchildren; twenty eight great grandchildren; three sisters, Sharon Frey, of Detroit Lakes, MN; Shirley Gallagher, of Fessenden, ND; and Joyce Young, of Liberty Lake, WA; one brother, Donnie (Dawn) Pechia, of Detroit Lakes, MN; and one brother in law, Gene Risvidt. Donna was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one son, Tim Reineccius; two daughters, Susan Pundt and Cindy Reineccius; four brothers, Edmund “Sonny” (Jean) Pechia; Roy (Joyce) Pechia; Eugene “Bud” Pechia; and Robert “Bob” Pechia; two sisters, Dolly (Jay) Petrie and Dorothy (Royce Lambert) (Larry Ulstrom); and three brothers in law, Tom Young, Jerome Gallagher, and Ronnie Frey.
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