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Donna Rae Daniels

Donna Rae Daniels, age 72, died peacefully at her home in Yankton, Saturday, October 15, 2022. No services are planned.

Donna was born July 4, 1950 to James P. and Charlotte (Ackerman) McManus in Volin, SD. She was a 1969 graduate of Volin High School.

Donna married Dean C. Daniels May 9, 1981 in Yankton. She spent many years working at HSC and the Walnut Tavern in addition to being owner-operator at Stockman’s Café.

Donna was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to her marvelous cooking, she enjoyed clowns and had an amazing jewelry collection.

Donna is survived by her son, John; daughter, Danielle; three grandchildren, Marissa, Jeremy and Charlie; 2 great-grandchildren, Jade and Theos; 12 brothers and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean; father, James; mother, Charlotte; one sister and one brother.


My deepest sympathy to Donna's children and siblings. She will be greatly missed.

Mary Svarstad Oct 20 2022 10:10 AM

Danielle-so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a light in this world. I remember us going to visit the cafe while in college and how sweet she was. Prayers for you all in this difficult time.

Kalah Tooley Oct 20 2022 8:52 AM

Dear Danielle, I was so sorry to read about your mom. She was my staff for many years, leaving many memories of times we spent together and as always laughter filled the room. She was such a good, kind, loving person, always concerned about others. Peace to her as she again joins Dean. God Bless.

Sharon Wieseler Oct 19 2022 8:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donna Daniels

Lisa Lyngstad Oct 19 2022 8:17 PM

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Donna. We were classmates at Volin High School and had lots of fun times. She was unable to attend our school reunion in July and I am so glad that Joyce and I stopped by her apartment for a visit. My sympathies to John, Danielle and all the siblings. I used to know most of you siblings except for the younger ones. RIP Donna. You will be missed.

Bert Ludwig Keiser Oct 19 2022 7:21 PM

John and Danielle and family...sorry for the loss of such a caring and kind person you call Mom, Grandma, Aunt, Sister and Cousin...you will be missed.by many.hold all the memories and love close.to your heart.....Love Jerry Joe and Mindy

Mind reining Oct 19 2022 3:44 PM

Donna will be missed by so many. I will always remember her for her wonderful laugh. Thinking of all of you.

Jackie and Jon Grosdidier Oct 18 2022 9:12 PM

I was in Yankton for my brother's funeral and called Donna on 13th. We had a great visit. She said she had a terrible headache from cough and not to come over cause she didn't want to spread her 'crud'.. I did see her the year before. We planned for a later visit when I came back from AZ. I am so sad. We were friends from childhood. I am also so thankful we got to visit that one last time. RIP dear friend.

Lynette Snoozy Oct 18 2022 8:29 PM