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Donata Lee (Baumgartner) Ehlenz

July 17, 1971 July 28, 2015
Donata Lee (Baumgartner) Ehlenz
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Obituary for Donata Lee (Baumgartner) Ehlenz

Montevideo, MN

      Donata Lee (Baumgartner) Ehlenz, 44, was born on July 17, 1971, at the Worthington Regional Hospital, the daughter of Donald and Imelda (Feller) Baumgartner. She graduated from Worthington High School in 1990. Donata lived most of her life in southwest Minnesota until moving to Montevideo, MN in 2012 with her husband. Donata married Tim Ehlenz on December 16, 2013, in Milbank, SD. She received her degree in Business Management in February of 2015. Donata was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 and went into remission in 2001. In 2013, she was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastasized Breast Cancer which was found by tumors in her lumbar region, pelvic, and neck. Donata fought till the end when her liver started to fail which resulted in her death on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

      Donata is survived by her husband, Tim of Montevideo, MN; four children, Brandon Miller, Brittany (Zach) Schettler, Andrea Baumgartner, and Marrisa Baumgartner; three step children, Amanda Rae Grau, Andrea Jo Grau, and Devin James Aaron Ehlenz; two granddaughters, Mahkenna and Ariella; her parents, Donald and Imelda Baumgartner; brother, Donald Edward (Melissa) Baumgartner, and sister Bobbi Jo Baumgartner. She was preceded in death by her brother, Andrew John Baumgartner and her grandparents.

      Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, MN, with Father Jim Callahan officiating. Casket bearers will be Al Ebbers, Denny Mortensen, Joe Burch, Jerry Ebbers, Aaron Lund, and Chris Hovaldt. Burial will be in St. Adrian Catholic Cemetery.

      Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.


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