Donna Tonneson

September 9,1937 – Febru-

ary 8, 2019

Donna Tonneson, 81,

longtime Minot resident

died on Friday, February

8, 2019 in a Fergus Falls,

MN assisted living facili-


Donna Mae was born on

September 9, 1937 in Bag-

ley, MN to Alfred and

Manda (Sovick) Ander-

son. She was raised on a

farm near Clearbrook, MN

and attended country

schools prior to graduat-

ing from Clearbrook High

School in 1954. She con-

tinued her education at

the Lutheran Bible Insti-

tute in Minneapolis, MN

for one year and at Con-

cordia College in Moor-

head, MN.

Donna married Curtis

Tonneson on June 1, 1957

in Clearbrook. They made

their home in Newfolden,

MN and she was em-

ployed as a ward clerk at

St. John’s Hospital in Far-

go and as secretary at the

Newfolden School. The

family moved to Minot in

1964 where she was em-

ployed at Trinity Hospital

for three years and Bel Air

Elementary School for 30

years. She retired in 1998.

Curt died on November

2, 2011. Donna had con-

tinued to make her home

in Minot prior to moving

to the Park Gardens

Senior Living Center

Memory Care unit in

Fergus Falls, MN in 2018

which allowed her to be

closer to her son and his


Donna was a longtime

member of Our

Redeemer’s Church and

its Women’s Missionary

Fellowship. Also, she was

a member of the Christian

Women’s Club, Sons of

Norway, Good Sam Club

and Family Motor Coach

Association and volun-

teered at various places in

Minot. She especially en-

joyed traveling in their

motorhome, reading, em-

broidery, cooking and


Donna’s loving family

includes her son: Steven

(Lynette) Tonneson of

Fergus Falls; grand-

daughters: Angela (Scott)

Skones, Krista (Joey) Brat-

vold and Alyssa (Alan)



Maycee, Lailoni, Jayce,

Bryce, Brenna and Han-

nah; sister-in-law: Judy

Anderson of Bemidji, MN

and several nieces,

nephews and cousins.

Donna was preceded in

death by: her parents,

husband Curt, son Daniel

and brother H. Dean


Celebration of the Life

of Donna Tonneson: Sa-

turday, February 16, 2019

at 1:00 p.m. in Our

Redeemer’s Church –


Interment will be in

Rosehill Memorial Park –


Visitation: Friday from

3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

in Thomas Family Funeral

Home – Minot.

Memorials are preferred

to Our Redeemer’s Chris-

tian School.

Those wishing to sign

the online memorial regis-

ter or share memories and

condolences are invited to

use the expressions of

sympathy section at

www.ths omasfamily