Helen D. LaFleur, 90

Helen LaFleur

SEBAGO — Helen Donaleen “Donna” LaFleur, 90, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at Bridgton Hospital after developing acute health issues on Sept. 3.

She was born in Catawba, Wis. on April 30, 1927 to Glenn Radel and Levicia (Baxter) Radel.

Donna had many health challenges in her later years, which lead her daughter, Kathy LaFleur, to become her full-time caregiver for the past two years.

Donna’s husband, John LaFleur, passed away on Dec. 17, 2015.

Donna graduated from Richland Center High School, Richland Center, Wis. in 1945, where she excelled in sports and was one of two girls whose name was engraved on a G.A.A. trophy for four years of athletic achievement. Following high school, she attended Groves Barnhart Business College in Madison, Wis. 
After marrying John and moving to Portland, she always worked in office settings including Casco Bank and Trust, Boy Scouts of America, WMTW-TV and Radio and retired in 1988 after 20 years with the local offices of General Motors. 
Donna was a member of Central Square Baptist Church in Portland for many years, then after moving to Sebago, she became a very active member of the East Baldwin Congregational Church.

Donna learned to do just about all sports that John liked. They snowmobiled about anywhere in Maine, where there was snow. She learned to hunt and fish and went on many trips with John during their 69 years of marriage. 
Retirement years were spent traveling to all 50 states, all but one by RV. This was the highlight of Donna and John’s adventuresome life.

She was predeceased by her husband, John; mother, Levicia, and father, Glenn Sr.; brother, Glenn Jr. and many relatives and friends in her childhood home of Wisconsin.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy LaFleur of Sebago; and nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. at East Baldwin Congregational Church, 26 School Street, East Baldwin, 04024.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Poitras, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish. Online condolence messages can be submitted at www.mainefuneral.com

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to her church: EBCC, c/o Norma Haines, PO Box 49, East Baldwin, ME 04024.

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