Dona Lundin, age 93, of Rapid City, formerly of Madison, Huron & Oldham, passed away
Sunday, July 30, 2023 at Fountain Springs Healthcare in Rapid City.
Dona Mae Peterson was born on October 2, 1929 at Badger, SD, to Martin and Agnes (Nelson)
Peterson. She married Robert Lundin at Lake Preston, SD on June 20, 1948. Dona grew up in
Lake Preston and graduated from Lake Preston High School in 1947. She graduated from Lake
Preston in 1947 followed by Eastern State Normal School 6-week teaching course and then
taught in rural schools in the Oldham/Lake Preston area. Dona farmed with Robert in the
Oldham area until the early 1980s, when they began their careers with SD Farmers Union as a
tour escort and bus driver. One of their favorite accomplishments was traveling in every state
on tours and several countries. They were active members of Farmers Union, Flying Farmers
and the Lions Club kept them busy not only as members but officers and Dona was also
crowned Queen at the National Flying Farmer convention.
Dona is survived by her son, David (Lynn) Lundin of St Joseph, Missouri; daughter, DeeLois
(Larry) Lembcke of Casa Grande, Arizona; 8 grandchildren: Jeff, Duane and Anthony Brick; Beth
(Delzer) and Rob Lundin; Angela Larson; Ann (Fitzgerald-Basham) and Amanda (Lembcke-
Heidelberger); 27 great grandchildren and 21 plus great-great grandchildren. Several blended
grandchildren and their children made for a well-rounded family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband (2020); three daughters: Diane (1951),
Karen Larson (1994) and Ruby Brick-Paul (2017) and granddaughter, KelliJo Lundin-Braun
Graveside services will be at 10 AM on Saturday, August 12 th at Oldham Lutheran Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be directed to her great-grandson’s fundraiser- Conner Braun
Advanced Aphasia Program at Craigs Hospital in Colorado.