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Josephine "Josie" Donek

June 15, 1949 — February 20, 2022

Josephine "Josie" Donek, 72-year-old resident of Harding, MN died Sunday, February 20 at Essentia Health St. Joseph's Hospital in Brainerd, MN. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 P.M. at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls with Rev. Gregg Valentine officiating. A time of gathering will be held from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of the service on Saturday, April 9 at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls.



Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Josie. 320-632-4393.

Josie Stegora was born on June 15, 1949 at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls to the late Sylvester and Gertrude Stegora. She attended rural country school in Harding, MN. Josie was united in marriage to Harvey Donek on July 8, 1965 in Harding. The couple made their home in rural Harding. Josie was a stay-at-home mom caring for the couples five children, Brenda, Paula, Louis, Conway and Ashley. She enjoyed fishing, garage saleing, collecting, word finds, dolls and Elvis Presley memorabilia. Josie will be remembered for her canned dill pickles and making the BEST Apple Pie. She enjoyed anything purple, jewelry and fingernail polish. Josie could be found watching her favorite tv shows, Hee Haw, Gun Smoke, Wagon Train and wrestling. She loved her dog, Brutus, and her cat Limpy. Josie treasured her time spent with family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered by her family as always winning the award of the BEST MOM of the year!

Left to cherish her memory are husband, Harvey Donek of Harding; children, Brenda (Rodney) Baker of Pine Center, Paula (Shawn) Bue of Freedhem, Louis (Dannielle) Donek of Harding, Conway Donek of Harding and Ashley (Ron) Hopkins of Brainerd; step-daughter, Susan Krueger; grandchildren, Crystal Donek, Tyler (Kaci) Donek, Matthew Baker, Cassie Bue, Bradley Donek and Samantha Donek ; great-grandchildren, Jaxon Waytashek, Paisley Donek, Harvirose Donek, Vincent Donek and Bentley Baker; siblings, Sylvester (Mary) Stegora of Brainerd and Daniel "Butch" (Darlene) Stegora of St. Paul.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Gertrude Stegora.

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