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Reuning, Donna M.


 Donna Mae (Peters) Reuning, a resident of Oak Point in Middleborough, and formerly of Newton and Palm Springs, California, died Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at her home in Middleborough.  She was 85.  Donna was born November 23, 1931 in Ceylon, Minnesota, one of the four children of Carl and Esther (Wallman) Peters.  She graduated from Stewartville High School in Minnesota.  For 60 years Donna served side by side with her husband, Reverend Walter H. Reuning, in the churches he pastored: Our Saviors Lutheran in Palm Springs California, First Lutheran in Boston and Trinity Lutheran in West Roxbury.  She was an active member and zone president of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  Donna also worked for 20 years as the office secretary at the Memorial Spaulding School in Newton until her retirement in 1992.  Donna is survived by her husband, Reverend Walter H. Reuning; her three children, Mary E. Reuning of Norwood, Jonathan C. Reuning of Long Island City, New York and Joy R. MacLeod, and her husband Rory, of Holliston; her two brothers, James Peters of Hastings, Minnesota and Wallace Peters of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and her two grandchildren, Brenna and James Weidman.  She was the sister of the late Patty Jane Cochrane.  Visiting hours will be held Monday, January 2, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend Donna’s funeral Tuesday at 10 am at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 950 East Street, Dedham. A collation will be held immediately after the funeral, followed by interment in the Gardens at Gethsemane Cemetery, 670 Baker Street, West Roxbury.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Martha Cohen
    January 1st, 2017 | 3:47 pm

    thank you Donna, for being a women of strength and conviction while always full of grace. Your smile, your beautiful smile, always made me feel loved and welcome, even when I disappointed you or after long separations. As my other mother i will remember you as my home away from home, that place of support and reprimand that can only come from true caring, I will miss you but I will also trust that the faith you lived and shared will always remain with us. It is in faith that I have hope of one day celebrating with you at the heavenly banquet.
    In peace,

  2. Bro Robert Donovan SCU
    January 2nd, 2017 | 5:56 pm

    My sincere condolence to Pastor Reuning and the family.
    I have fond memories of Donna when you were at First Luthernnd I lived across the street from the Church.
    She was a woman of grace and faith.
    She will be remembered
    by me in prayer.

    Bro. Robert Donovan SCU

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