Donna L. Heskin

By Mouse River Journal staff

Mouse River Journal of Towner, North Dakota

Donna L. Heskin, 79, Minot, formerly of Norwich, ND, died Wednesday, December 30, 2009 in a Minot hospital.

Donna Lou Thompson was born March 9, 1930, in Noonan, ND, the daughter of Lloyd and Mae (Gun-derson) Thompson. Donna graduated from Noonan High School. She worked as a waitress in Minot, where she met her future-husband, Alvin.

On October 7, 1951, Donna married Alvin Heskin in Augusta, GA, where Alvin was stationed in the United States Army. In 1953, they moved back to North Dakota making their home on the family farmstead near Norwich, where they raised their family ' and farmed. Alvin passed away in 1978. Donna moved to Minot in 1982 and was once married to Oscar Peterson. She spent her later years at Brent-moor Assisted Living.

Donna was a member of Norwich Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid. She was also a member of Homemakers and the Norwich Area Ladies Birthday Club.

Donna loved her children and grandchildren and had a very strong relationship with God. She loved listening to music, taking pictures and sharing them with others and watching and feeding birds. Donna was a caregiver to many people. She was very special to many, and will be greatly missed.

Those Who Shared In Her Life: Sons, Neale (Janet) Heskin, New Rockford, Kim (Lila) Heskin, Norwich, and Kris (Debbie) Heskin, Garrison; daughters, Nancy (Bob) Rakness, Minot and Shelley Heskin, Glen Ullin; twelve grandchildren, Stacie Heskin (Justin Norris), Cody Heskin (Chantel Manz), Alisa Heskin, Ann (Steve) Klein. Kerry Bailey (Jodi Brossart), Bobby Rakness (Heather Peery), Kristy (Jerry) Kuntz, Brian Heskin, Zachary Heskin (Katrina Voness), Kaleb Heskin, Adam Heskin, and Thomas Heskin; two great-grandchildren, Sharon Norris and Tatyn Heskin; sister, Shirley Burner. Minot.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Heskin; her parents, Lloyd and Mae (Gunderson) Thompson; sister, Sherry Jenson; brothers, Laverne, De Wayne, James and Dale Thompson and former husband, Oscar Peterson

Funeral Services were held Monday, January 4, 2010, at the Norwich Lutheran Church, Norwich, ND

Arrangements made by Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

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