Monday, July 27, 2015 7:58 pm

DONALD BLONG, 86, of St. Lucas, died Thursday July 23, 2015, at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. Mass of Christian Burial is Wednesday, July 23, at 10 a.m. at St. Lukes Catholic Church in St. Lucas, with Rev. Nick March presiding. Burial is in the St. Luke’s Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday. Donald is survived by his six children: Trudy (Jerry) Fox, Stillwater, Minn.; Randy (Mantana) Blong, Chesapeake, Va.; Donna (Tim) Munger, Bluegrass; Pat (Doug) Smith, Moline, Ill.; Lynne (Bruce) Dahlstrom, Baxter, Minn.; Julie (Paul) Rausch, Austin, Minn.; grandchildren: Heidi (Joe) Thompson, Gretchen (Corbin) Fox-Schempp, Barbie Sloan, Jason (Chris) Blong, Jon Munger, Nick Munger, Jacob Rausch, Alex Rausch and Zach Rausch; great-grandchildren: Stone Thompson, Ivy Thompson, Eve Thompson, Rycher Sloan, Craig Sloan, Michael Sloan and Alina Blong; sisters: Helen Rothmeyer, Love Park, Ill., Vera Wiest, Fort Atkinson, Ethel (Dan) Neuzil, Fort Atkinson; one brother, John (Marsha) Blong, Lady Lake, Fla.; sisters- and brother-in-law: Bonnie Mitchell, Charles City, Elaine Mitchell, West Union, Irene Stefanik, Wheeling, Ill., Marion Thomas, West Des Moines and Joe (Mary Ann) Mitchell, Louisville, Ky. Donald was preceded in death by his wife Dolores, March 2, 2015; parents: John and Barbara (Steffes) Blong; daughter, Mary Jo; son, Donald Joseph; brothers, Herbert and Arthur Blong; sister, Marcella (George) Nicolaus; sister-in-law, Margaret (Marinus) Mihm; brothers-in-law: Bud Mitchell, Alfred Mitchell, Clarence Wiest, Donald Rothmeyer and Paul Thomas.

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