Range Funeral Homes


Donna Mae Bachman

08/04/1936 - 12/12/2020

It is with immense sadness that our family announces the passing of Donna Mae (Haugen) Bachman on December 12, 2020. She was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy January 2019 and moved to Edgewood Memory Care. She tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec 2nd.

She was born to Anton and Elizabeth Haugen on August 4, 1936, the youngest child to six brothers. She was a 1954 graduate of Roosevelt HS. In August 1954, she married Lloyd Bachman and was the proud mother of three sons and one daughter.

Donna is survived by her children, Renee (Paul) Sandstrom, Gary (Diana) Bachman, Brian (Kathy) Bachman, and Becky Bachman (daughter-in-law). In addition, she is survived by her brother, Earl Haugen; sister-in-law, Sharon Haugen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She loved her grandchildren: Kari (Steve) Rodman, Stefanie (Travis) Hunzeker, Melissa (Adam) Seidl, Bryce (Amber) Bachman, Lindsey (Matt) Springer, Kelly (Matt) Eberhardt, Justin (Kat) Bachman, Luke Bachman, Kyle (Jenna) Bachman, Nick (Jaelyn) Bachman, and Katlynn Bachman.

She was blessed with 17 great grandchildren who lovingly called her “Gramma Donna.”

Gramma Donna will always be remembered for her infectious laugh, her ability to create fun, her big heart, and her delicious baked goods. She loved taking care of her yard, thoroughly enjoyed warm weather, and cherished her time gathering with friends and family.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd; her oldest son, John; and her brothers, Melvin, Harvey, Raymond, Leighton, and Leonard.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Virginia Community Fund or The First Covenant Church, Virginia.

We would like to thank the loving staff at Edgewood for their kindness and care.

A Memorial service for Donna Bachman will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Lions Building in Olcott Park in Virginia. Lunch will follow a short service. Internment will be at Greenwood Cemetery at 2:00 pm.

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.


6 thoughts on “Donna Mae Bachman”

  1. Sandra Haugen Willis says:

    Our sincerest sympathy to you and your family, Renee, Gary, and Brian.. Your mom will be surely missed by all. Remember the good times , her love for your family, her laughter. She will be with Granpa and grandma, with her brothers, your dad and her son, John. They welcomed her with open arms. Donna’s soul will be blessed. Take care of each other, take time fortears, and remember your mom’s love

  2. Mike and sue Hildman says:

    What a truly wonderful woman who we were lucky enough to know. The obituary sums her up exactly with her infectious laugh and love of family. She will be missed but she’s probably spreading that laugh and love in heaven right now.

  3. Renee Hultman says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. Donna was a joy to visit with. She was always with my mother when I would visit. I will always remember her smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Tom and Brenda Foosness says:

    Brenda and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you all. We always enjoyed talking with your Mom when she was out in the yard, as we were passing by on a walk. She would always ask about our family and how they were all doing. I guess that is what neighbors you’ve known for many years do. She was a beautiful lady with a beautiful smile. Although we haven’t seen her in a while she was thought of often by us. Remember all of the fond memories you all made together and hold on to them!

  5. Jenn Paulsen says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. She sounded wonderful. Many hugs and prayers to you all.

  6. Shelly & Gary Swanson says:

    Renee, Paul, girls and extended family. Gary and I share our sincere sympathy with you all. Please know we will hold you all in our prayers. May you find peace as you deal with your grief and loss.

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Saturday 05/01/2021 at 11:00 AM
Olcott Park, 9th Street North, Virginia, MN, USA