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Donna K. Bachmeier

October 15, 1940 - October 30, 2017

Prayer Service - Friday

November 03, 2017
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Friday

November 03, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Mass - Saturday

November 04, 2017
- 1:00 PM

St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Donna K. Bachmeier

October 15, 1940 - October 30, 2017


Donna Kay Bachmeier, 77, of Fargo, ND passed away Monday, October 30, surrounded by family and friends after battling pancreatic cancer.

Donna Kay Lynn was born on October 15, 1940 at St. John’s Hospital in Fargo, ND to Harry and Stella Lynn. She spent much of her childhood traveling with her family as Harry moved around the Dakotas working on various construction projects. In 1958 she graduated from Central High School in New Rockford, North Dakota. It was while in high school that she met Frank.

Frank and Donna were married on February 27, 1960. Donna worked at Pioneer Mutual, a position she enjoyed for over thirty years until her retirement in 1992. Shortly after their marriage they began adding to the family. First came Thomas in 1960, followed by Mike in 1961. Jeff in 1964, Jon in 1969, and Denise later joined the family in 1975. Grandkids and great-grandkids would soon follow.

There were few things Donna loved more than auto racing and the way it brought family together. From the first springtime roar of the racecar in “the garage” to Sundays spent together watching NASCAR, racing meant family. She was also active volunteering at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, enjoying coffee with friends, and creating various forms of needlework.

Donna is a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She welcomed her son and daughters-in-law into the family like they were her own and spent countless hours supporting her grandchildren in their various activities. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, son Thomas, and parents Stella and Harry. She is survived by her children Mike (Laura), Jeff (Eileen), Jon (Teresa), and Denise (John) Taves; grandchildren Tina, Tiffany (Dustin) Anderson, Levi, Cole, Chase, Kate Taves, Matthew Taves, and Thomas Taves; great-grandchildren Reece Anderson and Ryland Anderson.

A prayer service will be held at Boulger Funeral Home at 7:00 PM on Friday, November 3 in Fargo with visitation starting at 6:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 4, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo, with a burial at Holy Cross Cemetery South to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Roger Maris Cancer Center in Donna’s name.


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19 responses to “Donna Bachmeier”

  1. Douglas A Bjerke says:

    I am sorry for your loss.

  2. Larry and Beckie Volk says:

    Larry and Beckie Volk – may God comfort you in your time of sorrow and give you peace in the assurance of the resurrection of God’s just.

  3. Tad Vandermay says:

    We are so sorry for your loss and will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tad and Stephanie

  4. Larry Lynne says:

    My most sincere condolences to Donna’s family. She loved you all and spoke of you often. I shall miss Donna greatly as we were more like brother and sister than cousins. She spent a lot of time with our family on the farm when we were kids, and I will cherish so many memories we shared. May your memories of Donna sustain you during this difficult time.

    Love and prayers,

    Larry Lynne (her “twin cousin)

  5. Boni Ellis Greene says:

    May your heart be filled with all the wonderful memories to make this difficult time easier. What a gift she was to so many. Blessing to the entire family.

  6. Boni Ellis Greene says:

    May all the wonderful memories fill your heart to make the loss easier. She was so special to so many. Blessing to the entire family.



  8. Joyce Straus says:

    Sorry for your loss!!!! I wish I could make it for the service. Prayers and Hugs!!!!

  9. Christy Hendrickson Johnson says:

    When thinking of Donna, I will always remember her laugh and the times our families spent together. My thoughts and prayers are with her entire family at this time.

  10. Kris Kevorkian says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  11. Ross & Sharon Mannie says:

    When you lose a loved one the memories of her become a treasure. Donna is a treasure.

  12. Terry Klabo says:

    Jon, Teresa and family…we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. It’s never easy to let go and say your last farewell to someone who has meant so much to you and your family. May you find peace in the days ahead.
    Craig and Terry Klabo

  13. Rose Harrison says:

    So sorry about your loss. Always enjoyed seeing Frank and Donna on our North Dakota visits. She was a great sister-in-law and so proud of her family. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.
    Clarence & Rose

  14. The Schill Family says:

    So sorry for your Loss. She was a Wonderfil Person!!!
    The Schill Family

  15. Kristy (Edlund) Gader says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I only met your Mom a few times, but I remember how nice she was. She was my Mom’s cousin, and Mom always spoke so kindly of her and liked her so well. Life is too short, even when you live 77 years. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Chris winter says:

    Mike and laura and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I just lost my father so I know how tough it is

  17. Chris Winter(Fischer) says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother,I just lost my dad so I understand…..

  18. Mark & Gale (Lynne) DeRouchey says:

    I’ll always cherish the memories I have of Donna. She spent summers with us as we were growing up. Even though she was older than I, she played with us. I’m proud to claim her as a cousin. I hope your wonderful memories of her will ease your grief. God bless her memory.

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