Sheldonna (Donna) Haglin passed into her eternal life in Jesus on March, 2021. Dear mother, mother-in law, grandma, “Great Gramma Gumball” aunt, great aunt, friend to all. Because of God’s Grace she lived a life of helping and service to others.
Born December 2, 1927. She was raised in Minneapolis by her parents, Sheldon and Clara (List) Yoerg, grew up with her 2 sisters, Judy and Louise. At the age of 16 she searched for the truth in life and her mother gave her money for bus fare to go to various churches. The truth of Jesus was revealed to her at Minnetonka Union Church, Minnetonka Mills.
She graduated from Vocational High School in Minneapolis, and found employment at the Minneapolis Health Club in the Foshay Tower. She talked about getting scallops as a treat for 25 cents. She attended Northwestern Bible College for two and a half years. She sang in the choir. Billy Grahm was head of the school then.
She met Harvey through his sister Florence, who also attended Northwestern. They were married June 18, 1949 at the Minnetonka Mills Union Church. They lived in Buffalo, then found a farm in Howard Lake and there raised Greg, Lynette, LeeAnn, and Terry. Farming, Church secretarial duties, Sunday School, VBS, school board, church elder, blood mobile coordinator, senior citizen volunteer driver, filled her years. Two foreign exchange students; Rudolf from Germany and Maria of Brazil, knew her as their mom for a year. She has been blessed with 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren whom she dearly loved. She wanted all to know God’s Love in Jesus.
Although earthly life and its memories come to an end, God’s Grace and Trust in Jesus are eternal.
Memorial Service: 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Cokato. Lunch will be served following the service.
Visitation: 4-8 PM Tuesday June 1, 2021 at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake, and 1 hr. prior to memorial service on Wednesday at the Baptist Church in Cokato.
Interment: with her husband Harvey at Ft. Snelling National cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Howard Lake and Cokato, Minnesota 320-286-2534