Donna J. Coughlin, 78

Donna J. Coughlin, 78, of Montgomery, died on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in New Prague, MN.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, in Montgomery. Visitation will be at the church from 9 to 11 a.m. that morning. 

Burial will take place following Mass at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery near Montgomery. Fr. Tom Niehaus will officiate the services.

Donna was born on April 2, 1942, to Charles and Leona (Honza) Horejsi in New Prague. She attended Kilkenny Schools and Montgomery High School. 

She married Donald Coughlin on June 26, 1965, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, in Montgomery. She worked for a short time at Munsingwear in Montgomery and later, seasonal work with Green Giant, (Seneca).

She was also a homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Donald; children, Cindy Hlavac of Farmington, MN; Dale (Arunee) Coughlin of Thailand, and Sheila McGuiggan of New Prague; grandchildren, Kevin (May) Hlavac, Matt Hlavac, Adam (Amber) Hlavac, Taylor (Brian) Pederson, Nick McGuiggan and Bryor McGuiggan; two great-grandchidlen, Aden and Avia Hlavac; siblings, Donald (Nancy) Horejsi of New Prague, Dallas (Marsha) Horejsi of Jordan, Dalleen (Eddie) Sticha of New Prague, Duane Horejsi of Montgomery, Darrell (Sharon) Horejsi of Montgomery, and Diane McClintock of New Prague, MN. 

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Dennis.

Arrangements are with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. 507-357-6116. On-line condolences may be left at


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