Donna Mae Harsha
Donna Mae Harsha, 77, of Park Rapids, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Donna Mae Zentner was born in Backus, Oct. 11, 1935, to Lester Sr. and Evelena Zentner. Donna attended school in Menahga. There she met and went on to marry Dick Harsha Jan. 31, 1953. They were on vacation to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in Rockport, Texas, a place they would meet up with friends from the Park Rapids area, when she became ill and later passed away at Doctor's Regional Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas with all of her family by her side.
Dick and Donna had five children that she loved with all her heart, Barb Schmitz (Paul), Dave Harsha (Sue), Steve Harsha, Peggy Liimatta (Roger), Brenda Kent (Brett); 13 grandchildren that were her pride and joy, Jeni Schmitz Bardwell (Ron), Chris Schmitz (Janna), Elizabeth Harsha Pike (Brad), Kristen Harsha (boyfriend Glenn), Zayda Harsha, Alex Harsha (boyfriend Lewis), Sophie Harsha, David Harsha, Brandon Liimatta, Kelsey Liimatta Wrangle (Jesper), Clint Liimatta, (girlfriend Jami), Danielle Kent Pearson (Caleb), Ryan Kent (girlfriend Mariah); eight great-grandchildren that were dear to her heart, Cole and Blake Bardwell, Cooper and Grant Schmitz, Lucas and Elin Wrangle and Beckham and Brooklyn Pike; sisters, Darlene Pulju, Arlis Kern (Dave), Connie Johnson (Carl); brother, Lester Zentner Jr.; and special friend, Bonnie Newhouse.
She enjoyed sitting around the kitchen table visiting with family and friends. A treat cupboard was always filled for her grandchildren and her granddogs.
She loved traveling with Dick and her family, coun-try music of all kinds, Minnesota Twins and Huntersville Horsefly baseball games, playing bingo, a good political debate, feeding animals and birds of all kinds, even crows.
She had a big heart and took in many stray animals and nursed them back to health. She was also known for feeding the sea gulls wherever she was....even over a swimming pool.
Please join the family in remembrance of Donna's loving heart: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Eagles Club in Park Rapids.
There will be a private family graveside service at a later date.