Donna Sandgren

donna sandgren

Donna Louise (Surerus) Sandgren, 76, passed away February 2, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born August 24, 1935 in Cavalier, ND to parents, Ernest and Myrtle Surerus.  She was raised with three brothers, Earl (Marilyn) Surerus, Milt (Bonnie) Surerus, Howard Surerus and two sisters, Betty (Neil) McGillivray and Ruth Demars.  She was dearly loved by all her nieces and nephews.

She raised three children, Patti (Bill) Bergeth, Tom (Pat) Sandgren and Susie Nyberg.  In addition to her children, she was blessed with eight grandchildren, Katie and Christine Bergeth, Mike (Kristen) and Kristi Sandgren, and Josh and Steph Nyberg, Jim (Jill) Faser and Jackie Faser; and great grandchildren, Xavier Cole, Payton Johnson, Ian Sandgren, Tray Weaver, Jessica Faser.

Donna was the most giving, loving person.  She was a comfort to all who knew her and she never "met" a stranger.  She was an extremely hard worker and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.  She was the center of our family and she was dearly loved and will be missed by all.

The family would prefer memorials to Elim Rehab and Care Center or the Alzheimer's Association.

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  1. Colorado Springs COMy heart goes out to all that knew and loved her. She was a very special lady. My memories of her are always with a smile.

  2. Hamilton ND
    Donna’s Family…I knew Donna as we lived a couple of miles from them .She also had the same Aunt & Uncle I had. No realtive. My Aunt was married to Donna’s uncle.You have my Sincere Symapthy..

    Janice Heller Cull

  3. Fargo ND
    The Sandgren Family,

    I’ve felt fortunate to have known Donna. What a great friend. I felt great pride when Donna would introduce me as her “buddy.” My thoughts are with you.

  4. Cavalier ND
    Sandgren Family,
    The old Bathgate days bring a smile to my face. And the loss of your mom brings tears to my eyes. Our thoughts are with you.
    Doug Olson and family

  5. Whitefish Bay WII always found Donna to be a caring, kind and helpful person. She will be missed and my thoughts are with you. Kristene

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