Donna Trachta, 84

Nov. 2, 1935 —
Nov. 7, 2019
CHESTER - Donna M. Trachta, age 84, went to meet her Maker and loved ones on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at her home in Chester, Iowa, with her beloved dog KC’ee with her until the end. She did it her way and on her terms because “she earned the right.”
Per Donna’s request she did not want a formal funeral service or burial. Feel free to join her family from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Laddy’s in Chester. Memory sharing and storytelling will begin at 1 p.m. followed by party time. Donna is requesting no “hugs” but all her kids would love a good hug or two and stories about their mom! Hindt Funeral Home LeRoy, Minn. is assisting the family.
Donna Marie Mondt was born on Nov. 2, 1935, in Mason City, Iowa, to Clarence and Kathryn (Dye) Mondt. As a child, her family moved a lot. They eventually settled in the Mason City/Swaledale area. 
Donna loved to walk the train tracks to school and hear the whistle of the trains. On Aug. 16, 1955, she was united in marriage to Paul Louis Trachta at Assumption Catholic Church in Cresco, Iowa, where they made their home. To this union, five children (all hellions but one) were born. They all made their mother extremely proud. 
Some of the jobs Donna held, when not chasing after her children, were school bus driver for 30-plus years, security officer, outreach person, Chester 1st Responder for 25 years, EMT for the Cresco Hospital and transit driver for NEICA Corp. If you needed a get-away driver or just someone to ride along, she was your gal. She was an instructor for school bus drivers, Red Cross and 1st Responders. 
Left to tell her story are two sons, James (Peggy) Trachta of Melrose, Wis. and John Trachta of Chester; two daughters, Joan (Lawrence) Greco of Dorchester, Iowa and Jeanne (Marty) Brockney of Chester; 10 grandchildren, Jenny, David (Becky), Troy (Angie), Bobbie Sue, Melissa, Kori (Kayla), Brandy (Marcus), Keeley (Casey), Justin, and Brandon (Kayla); 14 great-grandchildren, DeKlyn, Gracie, Aaron, Andrew, Klhoe, Karson, Jada, Myla Jean, Payson, Kipton, one bun in the oven, Kenadee, Laci Jo and Colter; grandpuppy, Daisy Duke; three brothers, Dale “Butch” (Marlys), Robert “Bob” (Wanda) and Charles “Skeeter” (Linda); three sisters, Mary (Jack), Ruth and Carrie (friend, Ruth Bodine); and sisters-in-law, Dawn Mondt and Celeste Trachta.
Donna left this Earth to join her parents; husband, Paul; son, Paul Louis Trachta, Jr.; and brother, William Mondt. 
Memorials are preferred to your favorite animal shelter in memory of Donna.

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