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Donna Mae Ryerson Lackore
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1938
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 2, 2011
Forest City
Winnebago County
Iowa, USA

Donna Mae Lackore, 73, of Garner, Iowa, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2011 at the Forest City Good Samaritan Center. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday, September 5, 2011 at the Pilot Knob Lutheran Church, in rural Forest City, Iowa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 A.M 11:00 A.M.

Donna Mae (Ryerson) Lackore was born on March 25, 1938 the daughter of Herbert and Agnes (Bakke) Ryerson. After graduating high school, Donna received her teaching certificate from Waldorf College and also attended Mankato State. She was united in marriage to Eugene Lackore on October 4, 1957 in Miller, Iowa. Donna taught school for several years in Thompson, Hayfield, Muscatine and Garner. Later in her life she worked for Winnebago Industries. Gene and Donna also farmed for several years north of Hayfield and taught square dancing to many. They were blessed with three daughters.

She is survived by her husband, Eugene Lackore of Garner, Iowa; 3 daughters, Renee (Fred) Sweers of Moville, Iowa; Linda (Tim) Tuttle of Fertile, Iowa; Lisa (Eddie) May of Fertile, Iowa; 9 grandchildren, Jessica (Jay) Sweers Delp, Christine (Adam) Sweers Jastram, Josiah Sweers, Gabriel Sweers, Rachel Tuttle, Mitchell Tuttle, Isaac Tuttle, Sharayah May, Joshua May; 1 great grandchild Emma Delp; 4 brothers, Tom (Marge) Ryerson of West St. Paul, MN; Ray (Judy) Ryerson of Garner, Iowa; Mike (Tinker) Ryerson of Homer, Alaska; Jon (Diane) Ryerson of Nichols, Iowa; 2 sister-in-laws; Roberta (Chuck) Lackore Morkin of Holyoke, MA; Mary Ryerson of Scarville, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by parents, Herbert and Agnes Ryerson; 3 sisters, JoAnne (Ryerson) Davis, Sandra (Ryerson) Birkey, Mary (Ryerson) Holder; 3 brothers, Ron Ryerson, Jerome Ryerson, Doug Ryerson, 2 brother-in-laws, Sam Davis, Cliff Holder; 1 sister-in-law, Francine Ryerson, and mother and father-in-law Clayton and Ethel (Grell) Lackore.

Donna had a very strong faith and personal witness. She loved her family very much. Donna's hobbies included traveling, gardening, watercolor painting, reading, sewing, and spending time with her family. Donna enjoyed many friends in square dancing, church and Rockport 35 RV Park in Rockport, Texas. Donna was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church, Pilot Knob Lutheran Church and Come As You Are Church at Rockport 35 RV Park.

Special thanks to the staff of the Forest City Good Samaritan Center and Hospice of North Iowa for the wonderful care she received.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked donations be made to Pilot Knob Lutheran Church in Forest City, Iowa or the Alzheimer's Association.

Family links: 
  Herbert Ryerson (1910 - 1984)
  Agnes Evelyn Bakke Ryerson (1916 - 1994)
  JoAnne Helen Ryerson Davis (1933 - 1990)*
  Donna Mae Ryerson Lackore (1938 - 2011)
  Jerome Paul Ryerson (1947 - 2003)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Jeff Kregel
Record added: Dec 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101729223

- Sandra
 Added: Dec. 6, 2012

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