In Memory of LaDonna Linman Lalone

LaDonna Linman Lalone
LaDonna Linman Lalone
Born: October 5, 1931
Died: December 2, 2022
Age: 91
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LaDonna Linman Lalone
October 5, 1931 - December 2, 2022
From: Ida Grove, IA

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

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
Arthur, Iowa


Friday, December 9, 2022 at 4:58 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Ladonna you were the very best friend I ever had. I will miss visiting you and Carolyn. It won't be the same when I visit Iowa. Love you always! Rest peacefully in God's arms.”
- Rose Brueck
Friday, December 9, 2022 at 4:58 PM
“I have so many wonderful memories of LaDonna growing up. I would stay at my grandparents and LaDonna was always popping in and out of our daily lives. I remember staying a week with her when my grandma had to go to Missouri to attend her sister's funeral. So many wonderful memories..”
- Scott Greer
Monday, December 5, 2022 at 3:10 PM
“I took care of LaDonna when she was at Morningside and I loved her so much. I got her up everyday. She was the highlight of my day and we laughed so much..I will miss her so much. I'm so sorry for ur loss..”
- Lori Pennington
Monday, December 5, 2022 at 3:01 PM
“So many memories of this lovely lady over the years and for as long as I can recall. She and my own mother were dear friends and their families literally grew up together. I can just picture them walking away from the Pearly Gates, hand-in-hand as they move into forever in God's presence. My heart is holding you...all of LaDonna's earthly family, and my prayers follow you all. One day we will all be together again with our loved ones. Sending my love...Ann”
- Ann Hemer Onnen
Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:17 AM
“My sincere condolences to LaDonna's family. She was such a kind, beautiful lady. My thoughts and prayers 🙏. Are with you!”
- Valarie Wonder
Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:17 AM
“My heart aches to hear this news. I’m praying for everyone.”
- LaDonna Rasmussen
Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:17 AM
“Pat and family, sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our sympathy goes out to all of you. Dick and Jo Streck”
- Jolene Streck
Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:17 AM
“So sorry for your loss”
- Lauber Marlene
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