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DonnaBelle Elgene Seavert

June 23, 1925 - November 25, 2021
From: Royal, IA
DonnaBelle Elgene Seavert

DonnaBelle Elgene Seavert

Born: June 23, 1925
Died: November 25, 2021
Age: 96

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DonnaBelle Elgene Seavert, the daughter of Daney Edward and Eva Francis Thornton Stark, was born June 23, 1925, in Darfur, MN.  Donna received her education and graduated from Comfrey High School in Comfrey, MN in 1943.

     On December 7, 1947, Donna married James Alfred Seavert in Darfur, MN.  Following their marriage, they moved to Royal, where Donna raised her family and worked at Home State Bank for about one year and at Cargill Elevator for 25 years.

     Donna loved to spend time with her family, especially attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and their other activities.  She also enjoyed playing cards, dancing in her early years and was well known for her many quilts she has made over the years.  She was an active member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal.

     On Thursday, November 25, 2021, Donna passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer at the age of 96.  She is preceded by her parents; her husband, James; son, Douglas (Nancy) Seavert; daughter, Darlene Zinnel; 3 sisters Velda (Harry) Englin, Betty (Gene) Rathman and Celesta (Al) Hagg; brother, Wendell (Donnabel) Stark; great granddaughter, Faith Jean Ellis and 3 brothers-in-law: Harold Carlson, John Norell and Cal Jorgenson.

     Left to cherish her memory is her 2 sons and their wives: Dale & Patricia Seavert of Becker, MN and Danny & Claudia Seavert of Royal, IA; one son-in-law, Steve Zinnel of Swea City, IA; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one brother, Harlie (Carol) Stark of Darfur, MN; 3 sisters: Elaine Jorgenson of St James, MN, Anita Carlson of Byron, MN and Caroline (Ron) Finstad of St James, MN; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal.

In lieu of flowers, the family  requests memorials.
Pastor Mark Wilms
Ryan Seavert
Staci Madetzke
Kayla Simons
Christopher Zinnel
Timothy Zinnel
Jonathan Zinnel
Rachael Seavert
Kimberly Rerucha
Kari Ellis
Allie McFarlane
James Seavert
Will be held one hour prior to the Funeral Service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal.
"Peace In The Valley"
"In The Garden"
By Marcia Steffen

Congregational Hymns
"Softly And Tenderly"
"Amazing Grace"

Special Music
"The Lord's Prayer"  
By Wendell Stark

Organist, Sue Brugman
Willow Creek Cemetery
Royal, Iowa

The family would like to invite everyone for a time of fellowship and lunch following the Graveside Service at the Church.


Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 3:27 PM
“Our deepest condolences and apologies for not being able to attend the ceremony.
John and Roxanne Stark”
- John Stark
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 8:26 PM
“Such a dear lady and precious friend! DonnaBelle was so very proud of each and every one of you, her beloved family...
you are all in my prayers! If it's not quilting, there's surely a card, or maybe polka party in heaven tonight! And knowing that brings joy. ”
- Marcia Steffen
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 10:01 AM
“Dale and Dan and all!!!! We are so very very sorry to hear about DonnaBelle! So many great memories at their place years ago. She was always in the middle of making quilts for her family. I can see she still kept it up all these years. Wonderful lady! May God wrap his arms around you all and give you peace!. ”
- Gayle & Bryan Bailey
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 7:13 AM
“Sending my deepest sympathies to the family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Heather Leith
Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 6:56 AM
“Dear Dale, Dan and family,
May every tear & every memory be a celebration of a live well lived and a mother& Grand grandmother well loved.
Your family was such a special part of the Koenig family, there weren’t many birthdays or holidays that we didn’t celebrate together. I remember the birthday cakes your Mom made for your birthdays when you were young. Then she turned that talent into quilt making. It has been several years since I stopped in Royal and visited her. She always had such a pretty smile and welcoming attitude. With deepest sympathy from Lou Beard”
- Lou Ann Beard
Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 7:01 AM
“So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Van and Patty Vrban
Friday, November 26, 2021 at 3:56 PM
“So sorry to hear of Donna's passing, such a sweet lady. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Cindy Cindy Langenfeld
Friday, November 26, 2021 at 1:23 PM
“To all of Donnabelles family, I send my deepest condolences to you upon her passing. Since I was
little, Donnabelle has always been around, either as my neighbor or my friend living in Royal. I shall grieve with you.”
- Rich Bailey
Friday, November 26, 2021 at 1:22 PM
“Dan, Claudia & Family, I was saddened to hear of DonnaBelles passing. She was always such a pleasant woman everytime I saw her. She will be missed! My condolences to you all. ”
- Kristi Smoot
Friday, November 26, 2021 at 7:21 AM
“Dan and Doug and family,
So sorry that your mother passed. She was such a friendly person. Remember her at the elevator when I hauled corn in she always had a smile for everyone. She will be missed.
- Janet M Galm
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