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Donna Kotaska, 92, of Fargo, ND formerly of Thief River Falls, MN passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living in Fargo, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo with Father Paul Duchschere presiding. Burial will be at St. Mark’s Cemetery, Conway, ND. Visitation will be from 6-7:00 P.M. on Monday, November 15, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo followed by a rosary at 6:40 P.M. and the prayer service at 7:00 P.M. Donna Marie Foerster was born February 10, 1929 at home in Eden Township, ND near Conway, the daughter of Joseph and Marcella (Coughlin) Foerster. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. She attended grade school at Conway and graduated from Walsh County Agricultural and Training School. On June 10, 1947, Donna was united in marriage to John B. Kotaska. She was an active member of St. Bernard’s Church, Thief River Falls, MN. Donna liked sewing, crocheting, knitting, cross-stitch. She also enjoyed going camping and fishing with her family. She also liked researching family trees and had traced some back to the 1700’s. Donna is survived by children: John C. (Eileen) Kotaska, Thief River Falls, MN, James A. (Ronnie) Kotaska, Atlanta, GA, Catherine J. Morken, College Station, TX, Theresa A. (Terry) McCollum, Bejou, MN, Mary A. (Rob) Asheim, Fargo, ND and Joseph D. (Shelley) Kotaska, East Grand Forks, MN; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. Preceded in death by her husband John on April 4, 1995; daughters, Mary Elizabeth and Victoria Idovich; granddaughter, Rose Kotaska; and sisters, Shirley Morstad and Joanne Sluke. Family condolences may be sent to

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  1. Our deepest sympathies on your loss. It’s difficult losing a parent. I’m so glad our mothers were able to visit before their passings. What a treasure. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this sad time.

  2. My most sincere sympathy to the family of Donna Kotaska. Donna was my most loved cousin in Conway, ( there were 5 of us cousins about the same age in Conway) and Donna and I played together almost every day. We were very close at that time, and we even went to high school in Park River our first year. Then we grew apart as she was so in love with Johnny, and I couldn’t resume going to high school with her again because of an illness. I visited her when she was a resident at Riverview in Fargo, and it was wonderful to see her again after many years! I will keep her in my prayers!! Barbara (Foerster) Melicher

  3. Theresa words cannot describe what is like going through loosing Mom. But you are strong in your faith and know what is to come. prayers for you my friend!

  4. My sympathies on Donna’s passing. Donna was my library aide/secretary at Lincoln High School, TRF, for several years before her retirement. She was a good friend and co-worker. I still put up every Christmas the cross-stitched tiny stockings, one for each letter of Christmas, that she gave me. She had a heart so full of love and her Johnny was so very special to her.

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