Donna Babineau, 90, formerly of Spring Valley

Donna Fae Babineau, 90, of Rice Lake, Wis., died on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire, Wis.

She was born on Oct. 13, 1928, in Big Falls, Minn., to Adolph and Veranna (Hannigan) Fristad.

She graduated from high school in Kelliher, Minn.

She was married to Walter Babineau on July 11, 1948 in Kelliher. 

She took care of her family, loved her cats, enjoyed reading, playing bridge, spending time at their cabin in Chetek and traveling to Nevada.

She is survived by her husband, Walter Babineau; a daughter, Linda Babineau; two sons, William (Shelly) Babineau and James (Jodi) Babineau; daughter-in-law, Vicki Babineau; 11 grandchildren, Brian Babineau, Mark (Sara) Babineau, Kristy (Craig) Olson, Nicholas Babineau, Matt Babineau, Sarah Babineau, Sadie (Steve) Anderson, Brooke Babineau, Spencer Babineau, Sydney Babineau and Kendahl Babineau; six great-grandchildren, Lily and Noah Olson, Nora Babineau and Ellis, Camilla and Evey Anderson; four siblings, Grace Harlow, Iris (Bud) Hannemann, Karen (Ron) Streed and Ervin (Cheryl) Fristad and nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Walter Scott Babineau; a sister, Shirley Kiel and two brothers, Vernon and Adolph Fristad.

Funeral services for her were held on Sunday, April 7, at Appleyard's Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, Wis., with the Rev. Susan Oeffler officiating. Interment followed in the Nora Cemetery in Rice Lake.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Barron County Humane Society.