In Memory of LaDonna Linman Lalone
Died: December 2, 2022
LaDonna Linman Lalone, age 91, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022, Willow Dale Wellness Village in Battle Creek, Iowa.
A private family service was held at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. Reverend Richard A. Salcido officiated. Committal services were held in the Hayes Township Cemetery of Arthur, Iowa.
The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Homes of Ida Grove, Iowa, are in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com
LaDonna Linman Lalone was born in rural Ida County between Ida Grove and Arthur, Iowa, on October 5, 1931, to Marion and Minnie (Wunschel) Druivenga. She attended Arthur Community Schools.
On July 1, 1950, she married Marion Linman, in Grant County, South Dakota. The couple moved to a farm south of Arthur where they farmed side-by-side for the remainder of Marion’s lifetime. In 1976 she married Robert Lalone in Storm Lake, Iowa. After their retirement from farming, they enjoyed camping. He passed away in 1998.
LaDonna was a faithful church-goer her entire life until she was unable to attend due to her health. She was a member of Arthur Baptist Church and served as a leader of the youth group and the Girls’ Missionary Society. She was also a Sunday School teacher and the Sunday School Superintendent. LaDonna transferred her membership to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove, where she continued her service in the Ladies’ Aide. She and her sister Carolyn enjoyed going to the casino and she liked playing card games with family. LaDonna loved the menagerie of pets that her children brought home. She raised and cared for a variety of dogs.
After breaking her hip, LaDonna resided in Morningside Care Center, later moving to Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek where she lived out the rest of her days. The staff in both facilities were very caring.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Marion and Minnie (Wunschel) Druivenga; husbands, Marion Linman and Robert Lalone; son Steven Linman; and daughter Marsha Patterson.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Patricia “Pat” (Larry) Wiebers of Schleswig, IA; son-in-law Joel Patterson of Grundy Center, IA; grandchildren Jason (Angela) Wiebers, Cory (Tana) Wiebers, Shani (Buck) Patterson Ringgold, and Amber (Dave) Hoy; great-grandchildren Adam, Cooper, and Jacob Hoy, Brecken and Kinley Wiebers, and Nolan and Lydia Wiebers; sister Carolyn Bieschke of Ida Grove, IA; sister-in-law Virginia Linman of Ida Grove, IA; step-children Jodi Lalone and Jeannie Wier; step-grandchildren Hannah Lalone and Zach (Makayla) Lalone; four nieces, one nephew, other relatives and friends.
Rev. Richard A. Salcido
Hayes Township Cemetery