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“Jimmy & Family, We are so saddened by Donna's passing. She fought hard and you and Sarah & Ryan & her immediate family should be very...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Fay Chestnut - Minnetonka, MN

“Jim and Family we are so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. We would like to send our deepest Condolences to you. Sorry we are unable to come to the...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Gary and Donna Dold - St Cloud, MN

“My heart was deeply saddened to hear about Donna. I have fond memories from our years together at Sportsman's Cafe in Osakis, and enjoyed the times I...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Anita Schoniger (DeCann) - MN

“To Donna's family,So very sorry to hear of Donna's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting Donna when I was out for a walk with our dog Pepper. We had...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Donna Gervais - Osakis, MN

“So sorry to hear of Donna's passing. It was such a shock I didn't know she was Ill! I always enjoyed my visits with her when I called or visited the...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Ilene Else - Rush City, MN

“JP & Family, Our sympathies,condolences & prayers from our family to yours on Donna's passing. May God hold you in His hands during this difficult...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Dan & Jess Hansen

“Jim and family,Every time I called Life Stage Wealth Management with a request or comment Donna was right there to answer my phone call. She was...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Marvin Hart - Stillwater, MN

“Jim, Sarah, and Ryan,I was very saddened to hear of your loss, I always enjoyed working with Donna. You have my deepest sympathies. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Sue Hanson - Alexandria, MN

“We are so sad to hear about Donna. Although we didn't see you often...we always had so much fun when we did. Will always remember her smile. May...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Mike and Roxanne Kane - MN

“Sorry to hear about Donna's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go to the family. Tom and Terri Waldvogel ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Tom Waldvogel - white bear lake, MN

“So, so sorry to Donna's family. Wonderful memories of her from our Class of 1979. Condolences, ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Darla Edemoff Calverley - Osakis, MN

“My Prayer Go To Jimmy and His Family. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Debbie (Olson) Barry

“So Sorry for you loss ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Mielitz Lori - Osakis, MN

“Sending deepest sympathies, thoughts, love and prayers to Donna's family. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Jan Faris - Friend

“Jim and family so very sorry for your loss. Donna was a wonderful woman. She was always smiling. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Sue Klein - Friend

“Jim, Sarah, and RyanWe are so sorry to hear about Donna. Words cannot even express the sadness we feel. Her laugh and fun smile will be so missed by...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Paulette/Dick Dunn - Osakis, MN


Donna Peterson, age 55 of Osakis passed into her new life on August 2, 2017 in Alexandria, MN. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 11 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Osakis. Visitation hours are from 4 – 8 pm on Thursday evening at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home with parish prayers at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday morning at the church beginning at 10 am.
Donna Marie Dietrich was born on August 13, 1961 to Robert and Margie (Waters) Dietrich. She attended Osakis Public Schools and graduated with the Class of 1979. She first worked in the office at the Offerman & Company Investment firm in Minneapolis, MN. On April 5, 1986 Donna married Jim Peterson, and they made their home in Osakis. They had the good fortune of having two children, a daughter, Sarah and a son, Ryan. Donna was hired as the office manager for Dental Health Associates in Alexandria where she worked for several years. Donna then went to work for the Life Stage Wealth Management Company, which later became known as Northrock Partners. She was office manager in operations for them for many years, and always loved working with the clients.
Besides time spent with family, Donna enjoyed traveling, golfing, gardening, bowling and taking long walks. She enjoyed getting outdoors and enjoyed their home by Lake Osakis. She also enjoyed their yearly trip to the North Shore in the Fall. She was a hard worker and devoted wife, mother and sister who will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered in the hearts of all who knew her.
Left to mourn her passing is her husband, Jim Peterson of Osakis; a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Rick Ellstrom of Pine City and a son, Ryan Peterson of Osakis; siblings, Sharon (Don) Tonn of Osakis, Jim (Sharon) Dietrich of Osakis, Phyllis Jenson of New Hope, DeWayne (Jen) Dietrich of Osakis, Debbie (Kris Gallipo) Merchant of Forest Lake and Brenda (Greg) Larson of Champlin; many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
Waiting to greet her in heaven are her parents, Bob and Margie Dietrich, a brother, Dennis and a nephew, Karry Tonn.
Funeral services for Donna will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis with Fr. Dave Petron officiating. Honorary pallbearers are by her godchildren, Rachael Merchant, Mary Dietrich; Lisa Tenhoff, and friends Theresa Marthaler, Michelle Adamietz, and Tom and Elaine Holscher. Active pallbearers are Chris Neumann, Rick Harth, Greg Marthaler, Ron Adamietz, Kris Gallipo and Greg Larson.
Arrangements handled by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN

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