Donalyn Thibodo, age 86 of Wheaton, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019, at her residence in Wheaton under hospice care.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Monday, March 11, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service and Time of Sharing Service at Bethlehem Covenant Church in Wheaton with Pastor Tim Shekleton officiating.

Burial will be in West Lakeside Cemetery, rural Wheaton, Minnesota, at a later date.

Donalyn was born April 8, 1932, in Stephen, Minnesota, to Herbert and Millie (Kroke) Pagnac.  She married James Thibodo on November 15, 1951, in Stephen, Minnesota.  James and Donalyn raised their family and farmed West of Stephen, Minnesota.  They retired in their early 50’s and traveled back and forth in the winter months from Minnesota to Texas and Arizona.  They spent their summers in Minnesota visiting family.  Donalyn made her home in Wheaton, Minnesota, following James’ passing in 2014.

Donalyn is survived by four children: Leslie (Bill) Meek of Starbuck, MN; Lynn (Steve) Johnson of Wheaton, MN; Scott (Pam) Thibodo of Beaumont, CA; and Kelly (John) Prigge of Windsor, CO; nine grandchildren: Jeni (Rick) Toms, Andrew (Aubree Holmes) Meek, Patrick (Molly Gronner) Johnson, Daniel (Stephanie) Johnson, Jordan (Hannah) Thibodo, Anna (Nathan) Duvall, Sarah (Travis) Armstrong, Samantha Stein and Kaylene (Jeff) Eckert; eighteen great grand children (three more arriving this summer and fall), and sister-in-law Phyllis Sunsdahl.

Donalyn was preceded in death by her husband James Thibodo; brothers: Jon Pagnac, Norman Pagnac and Roger Pagnac; and a great-grandson Noah Duvall.

Arrangements are with Bainbridge Funeral Home of Wheaton, Minnesota.


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