Donna Holmquist, 79

Donna Holmquist, 79 of Clarissa, passed away on November 15, 2012, at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa. Funeral services for Donna were held on Monday, November 19, 2012, 11:00 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Clarissa with Pastor Richard Wilder officiating. Interment was held at Woodman Cemetery, Clarissa.

Donna Mae Holmquist was born November 3, 1933 in Groton, New York to Nicholas & Mina ((Cheney) Stephan. Their family moved to Clotho in 1935. Donna attended Clotho Country School until 7th grade and then she attended Eagle Bend High School.

Donna married Vernon Holmquist on November 12, 1951 at the United Methodist Church in Clarissa. To this union 5 children were born. Steven (Peggy) Holmquist of Clarissa, Colleen (Arnie) Barland of Milaca, Eric (Karen) Holmquist of Everette, WA, Paul (Amy) Holmquist of Andover; grandchildren: Nicholas, Todd, Greg Holmquist, Clif Cline, Becky Sletto, Jackie Barland, Katelyn Holmquist, Katherine Winkler; and 8 great grandchildren; siblings: Patty (Bub) Heinz, Romaine (Deloris) Stephan, Shirley Martinez, and Gary (Joan) Stephan. Donna was a member of the “Know Your Neighbor Club”, United Methodist Church in Clarissa, UM Women, Ladies Legion Auxiliary and was a wonderful Avon Representative.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents; loving husband Vernon in 2008; infant son Peter and brother Douglas.

Donna loved to cook, read and pick berries. She opened her home and heart to many. We loved her deeply.