Obituary for Donna Kump

Donna Kump, age 90 of Northfield, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Friday morning April 24th, 2020 at Evergreen Lodge of the Northfield Retirement Community. Donna L. (Frana) Kump was born March 11, 1930, in Calmar, Iowa, to Albert J. and Francis M. (Chvatal) Frana. The oldest of 5 children she had a happy childhood growing up in Calmar. When she was a teenager her parents bought a resort on Lake Mazaska in Shieldsville, Minnesota. Donna graduated from Faribault High School. On June 8, 1948, Donna married Richard H. Kump at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Shieldsville. They made […]

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Donna Kump, age 90 of Northfield, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Friday morning April 24th, 2020 at Evergreen Lodge of the Northfield Retirement Community.

Donna L. (Frana) Kump was born March 11, 1930, in Calmar, Iowa, to Albert J. and Francis M. (Chvatal) Frana. The oldest of 5 children she had a happy childhood growing up in Calmar. When she was a teenager her parents bought a resort on Lake Mazaska in Shieldsville, Minnesota. Donna graduated from Faribault High School.

On June 8, 1948, Donna married Richard H. Kump at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Shieldsville. They made their home in Northfield and raised their five children there. Donna’s greatest sense of pride and joy was her family. She was active in her children’s schools and activities.

Donna enjoyed sewing, needle work, ceramics and sailing. She was an excellent cook and baker. To this day we still use and enjoy many of her recipes especially her Apple Crisp! What she loved most was spending time at the family cabin on Lake Mazaska with her family.

Donna was a member of the Northfield VFW Auxiliary and was a past Auxiliary President. She was interested in all kinds of history. Especially enjoying researching family genealogy with her daughter Karen. Donna was a longtime active member of the Church of Saint Dominic’s. Her faith was an especially important part of her life and saw her through the loss of her husband Richard in 1986.

Donna will be remembered for her loving kindness and big heart. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her children Karen & her husband Noel Bublitz of Northfield, Robert Kump & his wife Jolene of Burnsville, Jane & her husband Kevin Johnson of Prescott, WI; daughter-in-law Rita Kump of Mankato; grandchildren Jennifer (Jeremy) Winkelman, Scott (Leah) Bublitz, Kinsey Kump, Bailey Kump, Kristi (Michael) Jacobsen, Robyn (Jeffery) Meyers, Tracy Kump, Travis (Samantha) Kump; great-grandchildren Andrew & Tyler Winkelman, Evan & Nathan Bublitz, Zoe & Owen Jacobsen, Paige & Griffin Meyers, Layla, Mariah & Ariana Kump; siblings Mary Jane Dimmel of Faribault, Thomas (Joyce) Frana of Fort Myers Beach, FL; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Donna was preceded in death by her husband Richard, her sons David and Mark and her brothers Richard and infant William.

A private Mass will be held at the Church of St. Dominic in Northfield. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Northfield. Memorials are preferred to the Church of St. Dominic and Evergreen Lodge at NRC.

Donna’s family would like to express gratitude to the staff at Evergreen Lodge for surrounding her with tender and loving care.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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  1. avanell young

    Karen ,Noel and family I am sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers to the family

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