LaDonna Block King, 63, died November 19th, 2012, at her home outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
LaDonna was born in Gothenburg, Nebraska, to Signe and Clarence Block on February 10th, 1949, as the third of four children. LaDonna was known and will always be remembered for her vivacious spirit, her open heart and her ability to love without boundaries.
She is survived and loved by her family: devoted husband Terry King, mother Signe (Wahlgren) Block, parents-in-law Agnes (Seifer King) and Harold Liggett; siblings: Janet and Ed Youngberg, Rhonda Alstad, Mark and Kim Block and brother and sister-in-law Larry and Judy King. She is survived and loved by her children: Mistia and Harmon Zuckerman, Jeneia Mullins and Matthew Phillips, Libby and Jaime King, James King, David and Tifany King; and her grandchildren: Henry Zuckerman and Arlo King. She is loved and will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.
LaDonna was preceded in death by her father Clarence Block, father-in-law Bob King, brother-in-law John Alstad and granddaughter Fritzie Zuckerman.
LaDonna graduated from Gothenburg High School with the class of ’67, she graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with the class of ’71 and she traveled around the world in a global education with St. Olaf College. This travel provided a strong base for her lifelong interest in social concerns and her desire to help others.
LaDonna touched many lives as a teacher, counselor and friend. In every aspect of her life she displayed an extraordinary ability to reach out to other people with an open mind, acceptance and steadfast support. She found happiness and fulfillment in her love for so many. She was known for her contagious laugh, passion for life and choosing to “dance in the midst of the madness”.
A memorial service will be held in her honor at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg on Friday, December 7th at 11 a.m. Family will be greeting friends from 10-11 a.m. and a luncheon will immediately follow the service. The family welcomes all who knew LaDonna and were touched by her warm smile and open arms.
Flowers may be sent through the Blase-Strauser Funeral Home or to the American Lutheran Church and donations may be made to the Susan B. Komen or Planned Parenthood Foundations in her honor.
Online condolences may be sent to www.blasestrauser.com