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Donna K. Trunzo

August 18, 1942 — February 18, 2021

Donna Kay Trunzo of Mt. Iron, MN passed away peacefully at the age of 78 on Thursday, February 18th, 2021 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota.

Donna was born August 18th, 1942 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota to Harvey and Lucille (Foster) Hodgson. She attended Coleraine High School. Donna married Donald Trunzo in 1967 and they enjoyed 54 wonderful years of marriage.

She is survived by her husband, Donald; children Linda Trunzo, Mike (Candi) Rowe, Teresa (Todd) Frischmon and Mark (Julie) Trunzo; grandchildren Tyler, Matthew, Allyssa, Rylee, Zach, Josh, Deven, Amanda, Jayden, Codi, Jake, Cameron and Kaitlyn; great grandchildren Tori, Tristan, Avery, Lila and Mason; siblings Louise, Kenny, Phyllis and Carol and several nieces and nephews.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents Harvey and Lucille.

Donald and Donna co-owned and operated Little Yogi’s in Gilbert and Armory Shell in Virginia for over 35 years until their retirement.

Donna was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family, being outdoors, planting flowers, picking blueberries and sitting outside for coffee on her patio (nicknamed “the love nest”).

Donna was an amazing cook who loved to prepare large meals for her family. She passed down many recipes to her loved ones including spaghetti sauce from Italy, freshly caught walleye and her famous “meat snacks”.

Donna and Don attended Grace and Truth Bible Church. She spent many years as the Regional Leader for Stonecroft Ministries, inspiring women to share the gospel with those around them. Her life was a living example of her deep faith and love for the Lord. 

Funeral service for Donna will be 10:30am Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 at Grace and Truth Bible Church in Virginia, Minnesota with Pastors Daniel Miller and Brian DeMarte officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert.


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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Grace and Truth Bible Church - Virginia

601 12th St N, Virginia, MN 55792

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