Donna Jean Swanson Valento, 52, passed away at home Saturday, June 21, 2003 in Auburn Hills, MI. after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
She is survived by her son and two daughters, Bill (Wendey) Valento, Nikki Valento and Tasha Valento all of Forest Lake, MN. She is also survived by her parents, Blaine and Virginia Swanson of Fargo, 4 sisters and 1 brother, Connie (Jerome) Timm of Dadeville, AL, Cheryl of Fargo, Ron (Bernie) of West Fargo, Terri Martinez of Louisville, CO, and Deb (Glen) Dilly of Fargo. She also leaves her cherished grandchildren, Joe, Tom, Kaitlin, and Billy Valento and Madison and Emma Bowen. She also leaves behind her life-long friend, Vince Vallana of Auburn Hills and her Cooper Tire family. Her brother, Bradley, preceded her in death.
Donna was born April 15, 1951 in Albuquerque, NM. She graduated from Fargo North High in 1969 and moved to St. Paul. She moved to Auburn Hills in 1988. She worked for Cooper Tires as an AP Supervisor until Feb. 2003 when she was diagnosed with cancer. She will be missed by SO many people.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 25 in Auburn Hills. Another service will be held in St. Paul at a later date.