Donna Marie Mehle

Donna Marie Mehle, 67, of Hibbing, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Duluth.

Donna was born March 3, 1952 in McKeesport, Pa., to John and Anna (Polino) Shamber. She attended Clairton High School in Clairton, Pa., graduating in 1970. On May 9, 1999, she was united in marriage to James Mehle at the Open Door Church in Hibbing. Donna's work career included being a child care provider, housekeeper and working in the food services at the Hibbing schools and the hospital. She was a member of the Open Door Church.

Donna enjoyed her family and friends. Her trips to Pittsburgh were her highlight! She loved her flowers, and decorating everything from her house and garden, to herself. She loved the holidays, and was an avid cook, then and always. Donna loved sewing (especially for her daughter and granddaughters), and collecting clothes, shoes, and jewelry.

She was strong-willed, fun-loving, compassionate and hard-working.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna Shamber; and brother, Johnnie Shamber.

Survivors include her husband, James Mehle; daughter, Christy (Christopher) Peterson; son, Michael Tuomi; stepsons, James (Jill) Mehle and Paul (Jolene) Mehle; stepdaughters, Pamela (Jason) Li and Christina (Andy) Berndt; grandchildren, RayAnna Peterson, Kaitlyn Peterson and Logan Peterson; other step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; sisters, MaryLou Firczak, Joanne (John) Perlich, Diana (Robert) Merichko and Tina (Margie) Shamber; brothers, Sammy (Janice) Shamber and Stephen (Christine) Shamber.

Funeral: Service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Open Door Church in Hibbing.

Visitation: will be for two hours prior to the funeral at the church. Pastor Roland Weaver and Pastor Rod Tuomi will officiate.

Burial: Will be at Maple Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing. To sign the online guest book or send condolences visit

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