Donna Ann (Price) Thran was born on January 19, 1940 in Waterloo, IA, the daughter of Donald C. and Isadora B. (Schmidt) Price. She graduated from Cedar Falls High School. On September 20, 1958 she married Don W. Thran at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. Together, Donna and Don owned and operated Don’s TV Maximum Sight and Sound, an electronics sales and service outlet in Waterloo, for many years. Over the years they visited their cabin in Lansing often, until 10 years ago when they built a home on the site and moved there permanently.
While living in Cedar Falls, Donna was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church and its women’s prayer group, the Girl Scouts of America, Valley Park PTA, and BPW professional women’s group. Since moving to Lansing she has been very active at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, serving as church treasurer, singing in the choir, and taking part in the women’s prayer group, ladies circle, and laughter club.
Donna was an active person and liked to keep busy. She exercised often, enjoying biking, cross country skiing, and aerobics. Boating, fishing, gardening, raising flowers, and working crossword and computer puzzles were some of her other favorite pastimes. More than anything she enjoyed people and looked forward to any chance to get together with her family or close friends.
Survivors include her husband, Don Thran of Lansing; her children, Darrin C. Thran of Lansing, Eric D. (Stacy) Thran of Grundy Center, IA, Teri D. (Craig) Machholz of Monticello, MN, and Nicole M. (Edward) Fisher of Peosta, IA; 11 grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon, Kortney, Tyler, Derrick, Drake, Taitlyn, Mason, Dylan, Carson, and Olivia; and a sister, Rajean Owens of Denver, IA. She is preceded in death by her parents.