Donna M. Barnhart, 74, of Rochester, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Saint Marys Hospital.

Donna Mae Barnhart was born Dec. 1, 1944, to Lee and Vera (Bybee) Barnhart in Mapleton. She graduated from Hayfield High School in 1962. She worked for 25 years at AMPI in Rochester. She had a passion for baking and knew everyone’s favorite cookie; she is most known for her banana bread. She enjoyed crocheting and making blankets for her family.

She was a very caring and kind person. She took great pride in and loved her grandchildren.

Donna is survived by her children, Kimberly Musolf of Oronoco, Bryan Barnhart of Lakeville, and Kirstie (Tracy) Olson of Byron; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Judy Hilleshiem of Red Wing, Linda (Pike) Simes of North Port, Fla., Leila (Steve) Ostergard of Shannon, Ill., and Dolly (Gary) Glendinning of Smyrna, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Merle Barnhart; and brother-in-law, Bill Hilleshiem.

We would like thank Dr. Quirindongo for all of her wonderful care.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 289-3600.