LaDonna M. Creel, 88, of Weston, a loving mom, sister, grandma, great-grandma, and friend died peacefully Monday, July 11, 2022.
She was born February 23, 1934 in Westbrook, MN, the daughter of the late Martin and Hilda (Larson) Pederson. She married Roger E. Creel on June 16, 1956 in Westbrook, MN. Roger preceded her in death in 1992.
LaDonna received her teaching credentials from Mankato State and her masters in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. She was an elementary and remedial reading teacher at several elementary schools in Minnesota and in the D. C. Everest school district. She retired in 1989 and continued to tutor students as a volunteer. An avid reader she was a member of multiple book clubs. She was active in the Altar Guild and served as a Bible Study Leader. Bridge was her game of choice, she enjoyed hosting, and playing with her many bridge loving friends. Above all, she cared most about her family and was very happy that she was able to virtually meet her newborn great-grandson.
LaDonna is survived by her children, Suzanne (Peter) Thompson of Shoreview MN and Stuart (Julie) Creel of Crystal Falls, MI; grandchildren Brian (Lauren) Thompson of Shakopee, MN and Nathan Thompson of Richfield, MN; great-grandchildren Bretta and Oden Thompson; and siblings Judy Nealy and Jerry Pederson. In addition to her parents and husband, LaDonna was preceded in death by her grandson Philip Thompson, and siblings Anna Eichner, Harriet Anderson, Donald Pederson, Lloyd Pederson, and Alice Rose.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2022 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Rothschild, WI, with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. William Ostrem will officiate. Private entombment will be in the Restlawn Memorial Park Chapel, Wausau, WI.
The family requests that memorials be sent to the Arthritis Foundation.
Brainard Funeral Home, Everest Chapel, Weston, is assisting the family with arrangements. To share condolences and memories with the family, please visit www.brainardfuneral.com.