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Donna M. Boraas Aug. 23, 1937 - April 18, 2009

APPLETON -- Donna Mae Boraas, 71, of Appleton, died Saturday at Appleton Area Health Services.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton. Burial will be at the Appleton City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church and for one hour prior to the services at the church. Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home-Vaala Chapel in Appleton.

She was born Aug. 23, 1937, in Clarkfield to Leonard and Hulda (Zietlow) Loose. She graduated from Clarkfield High School and then worked as a nurse's aid at the Montevideo Hospital.

She was married James Boraas on Oct. 3, 1959 in Clarkfield. She worked as a nurse's aid at the Appleton Municipal Hospital from 1966 to 1997.

She was a member of the Cancer Society, sewing club, hospital auxiliary, and Trinity Lutheran Church. She was a supporter of the Minnesota Army National Guard and received the St. Katherine Award and In the Artillery Order of Molly Pitcher award.

She is survived by her husband; four children: Steven Boraas of Appleton, Bradley (and Teresa) Boraas of Sherrard, Ill., Jayson (and Lynn) Boraas of Glencoe, and Jaclyn (and Lee) Stock of Little Falls; eight grandchildren; three brothers: Vernon (and Beverly) Loose of Montevideo, Donald Loose of Clarkfield and Dennis (and Diane) Loose of Montevideo.

She is preceded in death by one brother.