Donna was born on July 26, 1956 to Curtis and Phyllis (Dewald) Brosz in Parkston, S.D. She was raised and educated in Tripp, S.D., graduating from Tripp High School with the class of 1974.
Following high school, Donna worked several different jobs before she continued her education at Freeman Junior College in Freeman, S.D., where she earned her two-year nursing certificate and LPN license. Donna began her career in health care in 1984 at the Freeman hospital, where she continued to work for the next 35 years. During this time, she furthered her education at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D., where she received her RN degree. Donna loved the people she cared for, as well as the people she worked with. Freeman Regional Health Services was a second home for Donna; she held many different positions at varying levels of health care up until the time of her passing.
Donna enjoyed traveling, playing cards, taking care of her beautiful flowers in her yard and, of course, her cats. A couple of her favorite destinations were Sioux Falls, S.D. for a fancy uptown meal and cocktail or a musical or play, and to the Black Hills for some fresh air at friends and family’s cabins. Donna had a true gift of gab; she could talk for hours on end to anybody. She loved chatting with friends, coworkers and family. Donna was extremely close to her family and she spoke very highly of them. Holidays will never be the same without our favorite “Aunt Donna.”
Donna was preceded in death by her parents; numerous aunts and uncles and several precious feline friends.
Donna is survived by her loving family: her brother Dan (Jolene) Brosz of Bowman, N.D.; her nieces and nephews Angie (Tyler) Silha and their children, Jaden and Jaylene all of Glendive, Mont., Jon (Kelsey) Brosz and their children, Kyle, Ashlynn and Megan, all of Bowman, N.D., and Jess (Ryan) Tvedt and their son, Hendrik, of Rapid City, S.D.; three aunts and numerous cousins and friends.
A time of celebration was held Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Salem-Zion (North) Mennonite Church with pastor Corey Miller officiating. Music was provided by Ken Mannes on the organ and a men's ensemble. Pallbearers were Monte Brosz, Stewart Hofer, Steve Permann, Barry Preheim, Eric Schmidt and Mark Werning; internment was at the Friedens Reformed Cemetery in Tripp.