LaDonna was born in Glendive, Montana on May 14th, 1934 the daughter of Conrad and May (Koehler) Miller. The family lived near Beef Slough, west of Savage, until she was three and then moved to three miles north of Savage in the valley. She attended school all 12 years in Savage and graduated in 1952. LaDonna attended the Billings Deaconess Nursing Program of Montana State-Bozeman and graduated in 1955. She worked at the Northern Pacific Hospital in Glendive until she united in marriage to Harold “Bud” Etzel on November 10, 1956, at Savage First Lutheran Church. They lived on the farm west of Savage where four daughters were raised. LaDonna moved to Fargo, ND in 2009 and resided at Edgewood Vista and Village. LaDonna died Friday, February 28, 2014 after short illness with lung cancer.
LaDonna is survived by her four daughters; Melanie (Don) Kuca, of Lincoln, Neb., Lynette (Greggory) Coop, of Mora, Minn., Carmen (John) Madler, of Raleigh, N.C., and Janet (Tim) Koppinger of Fargo, N.D.; grandchildren, Andrea (Jason) Shambo, Amanda (Micah) Lorenzen, Daniel Kuca, Angela (Grant) Watley, Andrew Coop, Bethany Coop, Brett Koppinger and Jonathan Madler; and 7 great grand children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, infant twin sisters; brother, Gene Miller; sisters, Marjorie Hart and Beatrice Burau.
Visitation: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 10 a.m.
Graveside Service: Summer, 2014 at Riverview Cemetery, Savage, Montana.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.