Donna Lee (Oye) Stoterau

Stoterau, Donna_ovalFebruary 18, 1942 ~ August 11, 2015

Donna Lee (Oye) Stoterau, 73, Beaver Creek, MN, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

Family visitation will be 2-4pm, Sunday, August 16, 2015, with a sharing time at 4pm at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, August 17, 10:30am, at Blessed Redeemer Lutheran Church, Brandon. Interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne, MN.

Donna Lee Oye was born February 18, 1942, to Virgil and Lucille (Lauck) Oye, in Hardwick, MN. She was raised and educated in the Hardwick area and graduated from Luverne. Donna worked at the Worthmore in Luverne at the Soda Fountain. On July 16, 1960, Donna married Dale Stoterau and moved to Beaver Creek where they raised their three children. Donna also found time to go to Stewarts School in Sioux Falls, work for Ford Motor Company, become a Repo agent, and finished her career at the Sport Bowl.

To her family, Donna was “Grandma Extraordinaire.” She loved her family and she taught all of the grandkids to bowl and how to ride horses. She loved to cook, bake and sew for them. She made dresses, baby clothes for the girls, and quilts and “quillows” for everyone. Donna also loved all kinds of animals; dogs, cats, and horses – especially horses. She owned several race horses and she spent a lot of time at Canterbury Park.

Donna will be greatly missed by her husband, Dale; three children, Kurt (Yvonne Severson) Stoterau,(Luverne, MN), Gwynne (Brent) Anderson, (Brandon, SD), and Lucinda Stoterau, (Sioux Falls, SD); grandchildren, Shane Stoterau, (Sioux Falls, SD), Kelcey (Brenton) Smith, (Brandon, SD), Dallas Szakatz, (Sioux Falls, SD), Kaylee Anderson, (Brandon, SD), Jordan (Dan) Wilson, (Sioux Falls, SD), Sienna Stoterau, (Sioux Falls, SD), and Mariah Stoterau, (Sioux Falls, SD); great-grandchildren, Logan and Teydan; four siblings, Bruce (Marilyn) Oye, (Hardwick, MN), Virginia (Woody) Peters, (Jordan, MN,) Rita Shirkey, (Worthington, MN), and Burdell (Barbara) Oye, (Prior Lake, MN).

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Lucille, one sister, Rea, brother-in-law, Timothy Shirkey, and one grandson, Adam Stoterau.

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  • Kim Christensen says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.
    Dan and Kim (Jones) Christensen

  • Chris Perry says:

    So sorry for your loss. Donna will be greatly missed. She was always so full of life and laughter. She always had a smile on her face!! I have great childhood memories of her while growing up in Brandon. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I wish i were able to be there to help you all celebrate her life. Hugs to you all!!

  • TJ says:

    Offering sincere condolences to the family and friends. May you allow yourselves to be comforted by the wonderful promises our Heavenly Father guarantees will soon come about. (Rev.21:4,5)

  • Diana Mohs says:

    I was just remembering Aunt Donna this morning…talks with her throughout the years at family gatherings and over the phone, her giving me her Rotel tomatoes, sausage and cabbage recipe, and how she brought “Baywatch” from Brandon to our small hobby farm near Moorhead..I am so glad she and I shared a long phone visit this past May. We continue to pray for all of her loved ones.
    Love, Diana Mohs & Kiddos

  • Larry & Marcia Binford says:

    We will always remember,”Our Donna”! So enjoyed our phone visits & chuckles! Blessed be her memories. Sympathy to the family. Larry & Marcia Binford

  • Mike Halverson says:

    Gwynne and Brent.
    We are very sorry for your loss and are thinking of you and your family.
    Mike and Tami Halverson

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