Donna Brodal

Donna Brodal

Donna Brodal

Donna Brodal, 84, Tioga passed away Monday, October 11, 2020, at Tioga Medical Center Long-Term Care, Tioga,

Her funeral service was Saturday, October 17, 2020, at First Lutheran Church, Tioga. Pastor Mike Burns and Pastor Mike Olson co-officiated. Interment took place at Wildrose Cemetery, Wildrose.

Donna Mae (Ouren) Brodal, born June 4, 1936, in Crosby, to Palmer & Nina Ouren where she lived on the family farm eight miles north of Wildrose until 1954. She attended school at Highland #3 in Divide County from 1942 to 1950 & was confirmed at Glenwood Lutheran Church on October 15, 1950. Donna worked at the Roods Roost Café in Wildrose.

On October 28, 1955, Donna was united in marriage to Malcolm Russell Lysaker and to this marriage one son, Dale Russell Lysaker was born November 26, 1956. In 1959 the family moved to the Lysaker farm 2 ½ miles west of Wildrose and purchased the farm in 1967. Malcolm became ill with diabetes and Donna trained for months to learn how to run his dialysis machine and became his at home nurse. On June 2, 1979, Malcolm passed away while in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the age of 14, Dale took over the family farm.

Donna was married to Henry Brodal November 15, 1980. Donna enjoyed listening to Henry play guitar, piano and singing. They enjoyed traveling whenever they could. They lived on the Brodal farm south east of Noonan until Henry’s death in January of 1999.

Donna moved to Williston and lived near her son and family until March 20 of 2004, when she became Mrs. Lavern Ramberg and moved to Tioga. Donna lived in an assisted living apartment in Tioga to be closer to Lavern as he entered the Tioga Nursing home in late 2015, due to a stroke. In 2018, Donna also moved into the Tioga Nursing home and resided there until her passing.

Donna loved life! She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, listening to music, doing puzzles and visiting with family & friends. She was an amazing cook and baker, no one ever left Donna’s home hungry! Donna was quite handy with a saw, hammer & nails. A trait she learned from her father Palmer. Donna also kept miraculous records of everything, from names, dates, weather reports and even food preparation of the host at holidays spent, places and dates labeled on items purchased like vases and dishes, to labels on the inside of the cupboard doors to let anyone needing something know right where it should be.

Donna is survived by brother, Maynard and two sisters; Ilene & Marion. Also by her son, Dale Lysaker and wife Donna; four granddaughters, Rhonda (Darren) Bartlette, Barb (Shane) Lind, Teresa Carnes, Williston, Merissa (Doug) Matos of Norfolk, Virginia. Nine great grandchildren, William Lind and Jamie (Mysti) Lind, Garrett Holte, Kiara Bartlette, Jessie (Lexi) Carnes, Jenna (Carl) Carnes, Tony, Jasmine and Isabel Matos. One great great grandson Quincy Lind, and many nieces and nephews.

Donna is preceded in death by parents; husbands; sisters, Sharon, Lorraine and Carol; brother, LaVerne.

We are going to miss her and her loving heart until we can meet again!

Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Tioga is assisting the family. Friends and family may sign the online register and leave their condolences at

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