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Donna Rae Kallio

March 6, 1934 ~ November 14, 2020 (age 86)


Donna Rae (Leslie, Schiefelbein) Kallio, 86, of Hermantown, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 at Edgewood Vista Memory Care.

Donna was born in Duluth on March 6, 1934 to Gilbert & Mabel Leslie. She graduated from Hermantown HS in ‘52. She worked at the Duluth Clinic prior to getting married to Ralph Schiefelbein. In later years, she worked for the South St Louis County Soil Conservation Service, retiring in 1991 after 20+ years.

Donna was very active with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and church choir and was the motion choir director for many years at Augustana Lutheran Church in Midway Township. She loved baseball and played on the Hermantown Women's softball league for 30 years. She was also active at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Duluth for several years. Donna & Ed loved to travel and visit many countries as well as US sites.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Oscar Carlson; husbands, Ralph Schiefelbein and Ed Kallio; step-son, Jeff Kallio; grandson, Daniel Schiefelbein; and brother-in-law, Dan McDonald.

Donna is survived by her children, Alan (Liz) Schiefelbein and Dawn (Dan) Leitner; 9 grandchildren and spouses; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Joann McDonald; brothers, Ron (Dolly) Leslie and Jerry (Pat) Leslie; step­daughter, Stephanie (Jim) Heilig; step-daughter-in-law, Chris Kallio; 4 step-grandchildren; and 10 step­grandchildren.

A private service will be held next spring and any memorial donations may be made to: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 219 N 6th Ave E, Duluth, MN 55805.

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