Donald R. “Donny” Brantner

Donald R. “Donny” Brantner, age 60, of Mondovi, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021, surrounded by his family, after a long fight with kidney disease.
Donny was born the 6th child of Bernard and Marlyn (Laschinger) Brantner in rural Mondovi. He grew up on the family farm with his family. A couple of years after graduation, Donny went to school in Eau Claire and worked various jobs in the Eau Claire and Durand areas. Donny was Donny. He made an impression and had an impact on everyone he knew. He loved to just get in his car and drive, and it didn’t matter to where; the local back roads, Texas, or to Vegas. He enjoyed family time, but he always made a quiet exit, which he was known for. He enjoyed playing the machines from time to time at a local establishment, or drive to a casino for an hour. Donny made no excuses, and he lived his life.
Donny is survived by: his brothers and sisters; Patrick, Duane (Cindy), Bruce (Laura), Rita (David) Shaw, Linda (Roger) Brott, Lorna (Patrick) Anderson, Kenneth (Darlene), Galen, Shirley (Joel) Jacobson, Gary (Dena), Daniel (Lois), Debbie (John) Rohland, Calvin (Karen), Joan (Steve) Huppert, and Diane (Dennis) Gallion, along with several nieces, nephews, great-neices, and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by; his parents, a brother, Darrel, and many aunts and uncles.
Donny’s family would like to thank all the people that have helped make his journey easier on him. He enjoyed talking about; his dialysis team, doctors, nurses, and his drivers. A private family service and burial will be held for Donny at a later date. Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home were entrusted with helping the family. Online condolences may be left for Donny’s family at


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