Donna C. Newell, 91, of Neche, ND, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2023, at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier, ND. Funeral service will be held Monday, November 13, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the United Lutheran Church in Cavalier. Visitation will be held from noon until the time of the service at the church.
Donna Clarice Moen was born September 15, 1932, to Carl J. and Dagney (Olson) Moen. Donna grew up on a farm near Whitman, ND with her siblings: Sherman, Almira, and Maurice.
After graduating from Concordia College in 1954, she taught Business Training at the University of Minnesota at Morris, MN, then on to Fargo Central High School. Back in Fargo she met the love of her life- a ND Ag College/ Happy Hooligan pilot, William John Newell.
Donna and Bill married June 28, 1959, at Whitman, ND. They moved to a farm near Neche where they raised their family and built a life together.
Donna was devoted to her family, friends, and faith. She loved music and laughter. She was always involved in her community where she was a member of the Neche UMC (their pianist, choir member, quilter, and Sunday School teacher), Cub Scout & Girl Scouts, PTA, American Legion Auxiliary, Red Hatters, Square Dancing, and Eastern Star- she enjoyed them all. She had the privilege of being North Dakota’s Order of the Eastern Grand Organist in 1992-93.
Survivors include her children: Kay (Sheldon) Braget of Cavalier; Mark (Deanna) Newell and Wayne (Paula) Newell, all of Neche; grandsons: Cody (Charlotte), Blayne, Luke, Adam, and Sam; brother, Sherman Moen; great-grandchildren: Kassidee and Bentlee; brother-in-law, Manford (Eldean) Newell and sister-in-law, Marj Moen.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Bill; and siblings: Almira Hogenson and Maurice Moen.
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