Donna (Bronstad) Baalrud

Donna (Bronstad) Baalrud, age 72, of Chetek, Wis., passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, at Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire, due to COVID-19. Donna was born on Dec. 6, 1947, in Rice Lake, to LeRoy and Dorothy (Rogers) Bronstad. She married the love her life, Merlin “Mike” Baalrud, on Sept. 13, 1969, at Bethel Lutheran Church in New Auburn.

She enjoyed many things in life, including bird watching, cooking, listening to music, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and grandpups.

Donna is survived by daughters, Suzanna Baalrud and Sandy (Tom) Newman, of New Auburn; son, Erick Baalrud; grandchildren, Madison and Jayden Baalrud, Abbigail and Memphis Newman; and her loving friends, Cindy and Art Gustafson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Merlin Baalrud; and sister: Shirley Bronstad.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Home in Cameron, with Bruce and Pat Metcalf officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Lakes Cemetery in the Town of Sampson, Chippewa County. Visitation will be held for the hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements are with Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Homes, Cameron & Dallas.

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