Donna M. Kalkbrenner


Donna M. Kalkbrenner, age 84, of Spicer, passed away Thursday evening, March 17, at Vista Prairie at Copperleaf in Willmar.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 25, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer. Interment will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Kandiyohi. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church and will continue for one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are entrusted to the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home.

Donna Mae Kalkbrenner was born on February 28, 1938, in Mountain Lake, Minnesota, the daughter of Raymond and Beulah (Smith) Starrett. She grew up in Buffalo Lake and graduated from Buffalo Lake High School in 1956. On January 23, 1957, Donna was united in marriage to Donald A. Kalkbrenner at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. They lived and farmed in Union Grove Township prior to purchasing a farm in Harrison Township in 1959. Donna kept very busy as a farm wife and homemaker. She was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and active in ladies’ circle. She was a current member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church. Donna enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends.

She is survived by her five children, Mark (and Diane) Kalkbrenner of Spicer, Julie Kalkbrenner (and Tom Van Tassel) of Willmar, Cheryl (and Dave) Hoffenkamp of Atwater, Scott (and Amy) Kalkbrenner of Spicer and John (and Tracey) Kalkbrenner of Atwater; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Douglas (and Sharon) Starrett of Hutchinson and Michael Starrett of California and one sister-in-law, Jane Starrett of Thornton, Colorado, besides other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald in 2009; one grandson, Lucas; one brother, Donald; one niece, Stacey; two nephews, Troy and Joel and one sister-in-law, Gladys.

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