Donna Kristiansen


Donna Kristiansen


Donna Kristiansen

Donna Kristiansen passed away on Aug. 4, 2020, in Billings.

Donna was born on Jan. 25, 1932, to Adam and Marie Bekel, joining her brother Jim. She grew up in Shepherd and Huntley. She graduated from Huntley Project High School and then attended Billings Business College, where she met her husband, Elden Kristiansen. They were married on April 22, 1951. Donna worked at Billings Sash and Door until she quit to start a family. Elden and Donna had five children.

Donna was an excellent cook, and we always had homemade cookies. She sewed clothes for us, and we had the best-dressed Barbie dolls in town. Some of these clothes are still around for her great-granddaughters to play with. She loved gardening and tending her flowers. She and Elden liked to travel, and went on an Alaskan Cruise for the 50th wedding anniversary.

Donna leaves behind her husband of 69 years, Elden; her children, Gary (Debbie) Kristiansen, Sharon (Tim) Ross, Carol (Jerry) Stoltz, Diane Holwegner, Don (Leigh Ann) Kristiansen; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death are her parents and brother James.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2336 St. Johns Ave. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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3 thoughts on “Donna Kristiansen”

  1. I will always remember Donna as a strong yet gentle soul, with love in her heart for everyone. She treated each and every kid that hung around her house as one of her own. I will miss my second childhood mom greatly.

  2. So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing, but content that she’s resting in Heaven with all in iur families who’ve gone on too. Hugs to you and your family.
    Kathi and Dennis McCord

  3. So sorry to hear of your loss. We lived across the street so I would spend quite a lot of time hanging out with Don. Some great memories. Such a sweet lady. Prayers for comfort and peace. Lon Morast

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