Donnie LaRue

Obituary of Donnie LaRue

Donnie LaRue, 83, of Sedalia, Mo., formerly of Windsor, Mo., died Friday morning, February 1, 2019 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.

He was born January 28, 1936, in Windsor, Mo., the son of George Raymond LaRue and Mary Mabel (Miller) LaRue. His first wife Virginia “Ruth” Robbins preceded him in death on July 25, 1957. On November 17, 1961, in Sedalia, Mo., he married Rosalie Mary Brame and she survives of the home.

He graduated from Green Ridge High School in 1952. He served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1960. He was a self-employed truck driver for over 60 years. Driving a milk truck, he worked for Mid-America Dairy and Foremost Farms. In the later years, he was an over-the-road driver, retiring in 2013. He and his wife Rosie operated Rosie’s Roller Rink in Windsor for 10 years. He greatly enjoyed dirt track racing and spent many weekends racing in Marshall, Jefferson City and other tracks in the area.

In addition to his wife Rosie, survivors include 2 sons, Glen LaRue, Sedalia, Mo., and Roy LaRue (Audrey), Sedalia, Mo.; 2 grandsons, Austin LaRue (Jessica), and Blake LaRue (Mikaela); a great-grandson, Truman; and a great-granddaughter, Hallie that he met briefly in Heaven before sending her safely to her family to be born within minutes of his passing from this earth; and a brother, Harold LaRue, Sedalia, Mo. In addition to his parents and first wife Ruth, he was preceded in death by an infant son.

Memorial graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. The family suggests contributions to the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg in care of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. 

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