A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Nixa, with Pastor Dennis Miller officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.
Donna Gayle Blondo of Nixa passed away in her home Oct. 9, 2020. She was born March 25, 1947 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, the daughter of Avis and Carl Sandquist.
In 1964 she graduated from high school in Brentford, South Dakota, and was homecoming queen and valedictorian her senior year. On June 12, 1967, she and Robert Allen Blondo were married. After raising her family, including three children, she returned to school completing her master’s degree from Northern State University in Aberdeen.
In 1993, Donna and Robert moved to Nixa. She served both at the Regional Girls Shelter and Lakeland Hospital as a counselor for adolescents and children for more than 20 years. Donna was devoted to her family and went above and beyond for her husband and children. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: her husband of 53 years, Robert; two children, Ryan Blondo and wife Joy of Highlandville, and Shelly Antle of Olathe, Kansas; three grandchildren, Jonathan and Nicholas Antle and Ethan Blondo; and a brother Gary Sandquist and wife Kay.
In 2019 a daughter, Teresa Blondo, preceded Donna in death. Her parents also preceded her in death.