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Donna Gavin was born on January 28, 1937 in Rockham, SD. She married her high school sweetheart, Gordon Gavin on December 2, 1957. They made their home in the Mankato area for almost 30 years where they raised their three children. After earning her Masters Degree in Library Sciences, Donna enjoyed her professional career at the Minnesota Valley Regional Library.

In 1994, she and Gordon retired to the Black Hills of South Dakota and eventually also wintered in Arizona. She greatly enjoyed the times with family and friends hiking the Black Hills and the Arizona desert.

Donna is survived by children Todd (Karin) Gavin of Mankato, Dean (Nancy) Gavin of Carver, Kay (Shawn) Snyder of Ankeny, IA; 9 grandchildren; and her brother Bob Newman of Salida, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon Gavin, and one brother.
Published on November 28, 2017
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