Donna Mae Storsteen

Donna Mae Storsteen, 90, died November 11, 2020 at the Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake ND.  Public visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Gilbertson Funeral Home of Devils Lake. Social distancing and masks are required. Memorials may be directed to the Chain Lake Cemetery Fund, 1104C Agassiz Dr SE, Devils Lake ND, 58301, or a charity of the donor’s choice.  Donna Mae was born June 4, 1930 at her grandparents’ home in Crookston, MN, the daughter of Albert and Edythe (Haugen) Moen. Her mother died when she was six years old and her dad married Evelyn (Schlup) Hermanson, who later adopted Donna Mae and her two younger sisters. As a child, they lived in Webster, ND and later on a farm near Lake Alice in Chain Lakes Township. She graduated high school from Churchs Ferry, ND in 1948. Donna Mae then attended teacher’s college in Mayville, ND, and earned a 9-month teaching certificate. She taught for six years in various schools in the area, including a one-room schoolhouse.  Donna Mae married Joel O. Storsteen on October 17, 1951 at Chain Lake Lutheran Church, rural Churchs Ferry. She and Joel continued to live, work and farm in DeGroat Township until the flood waters of Devils Lake forced them from their beloved home and farm in 2010, when they moved to Devils Lake.

SURVIVORS: daughters: Karen (James) Hausmann, and Sandra (Bradley) Bjerke; five grandchildren: three great grandsons; brothers-in-law: Rolf (Shirley) Storsteen, Daniel (Mary) Storsteen, Harold (Jeanie) Storsteen and sisters-in-law Beverly Storsteen and Lois (Orville) Hesch; PRECEDED IN DEATH: by her husband, Joel; her mothers: Edythe and Evelyn; her Dad, Albert and his wife, Adeline; sisters: Genese (Harold and Ann) Sorlie and Dorene “Dodie” (Rollie) Farbo; father and mother-in-law Reverend Rasmus C. and Ida (Hoystad) Storsteen.

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