11/27/2012 (1658)

Donna Sunderland Leornard (’52) Passed away
Message from Bob Leonard (’51): Dunseith, ND
Hi Everyone:
Want to let all of you know that Donna died November 25, 2012 at St. Andrew’s Medical Center in Bottineau.
She has had a very difficult time this past 7 weeks as a result of breaking her right hip.  It was re-injured twice so had a total of 3 surgeries and ended up with a floating hip which would have resulted in a long slow recovery so she could use the right leg.  We got transferred to Bottineau from Trinity Hospital in Minot last Wednesday afternoon where she would begin physical therapy today.  Her COPD flaired up on Saturday resulting in breathing difficulty, she refused to be put on a ventilator, so they provided her with as much oxygen as they could along with pain medication to keep her comfortable, it continued into Sunday, she went to sleep around 3:00 PM and died between 5:30 and 6:00 yesterday afternoon.
We will be meeting with the funeral director this afternoon, plan on having the funeral either Thursday or Friday at Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith.
Hello Bob, 
Our condolences are with you and your family with Donna’s passing. This has come as a shock to me and I know for many of our readers too. We know this is a difficult time for you with her passing too. Rest assured we are thinking about you. Donna is resting in peace. 
Take care of yourself,
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Bottineau & Minot, ND
Donna Leonard
(July 15, 1934 – November 25, 2012)

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Donna Leonard, age 78 of Dunseith, died Sunday, November 25, 2012 in a Bottineau hospital. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in the Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, also of Dunseith. There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place.

Reply from Lindy (Arlinda) Fauske Van Eynde (’69):  Yorkville, IL

Hi Gary,
Thank you for the Birthday wishes, I had a very nice day esp. since it fell on Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for, still being able to call my Mom (89) and Dad (92) and they are doing so well. I’m blessed with a beautiful family two little grandchildren.
Enjoyed reading Stan Salmonson message, he was the best bus driver, we all really respected him. Thanks Stan too for the great job you did.
Thanks again Gary for all you do to keep us connected.