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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Donna Mae Brodal
June 4, 1936 - October 11, 2020

Place of Birth: Wildrose, North Dakota
Residence: Tioga, North Dakota
Age: 84

Donna Mae (Ouren) Brodal, born June 4th 1936 in Crosby, ND to Palmer & Nina Ouren where she lived on the family farm 8 miles north of Wildrose until 1954, She attended school at Highland #3 in Divide County from 1942 to 1950 & was confirmed at Glenwood Lutheran Church on October 15th, 1950. Donna worked at the Roods Roost Café in Wildrose.

On October 28th, 1955 Donna was united in marriage to Malcolm Russell Lysaker & to this marriage one son, Dale Russell Lysaker was born on November 26th, 1956. In 1959 the family moved to the Lysaker farm 2 ½ miles west of Wildrose and purchased the farm in 1967. Malcolm became ill with diabetes and Donna trained for months to learn how to run his dialysis machine and became his at home nurse. On June 25th 1979 Malcolm passed away while in Minneapolis, MN. At the age of 14 Dale took over the family farm.

Donna was married to Henry Brodal on November 15th, 1980. Donna enjoyed listening to Henry play guitar, piano and singing. They enjoyed traveling whenever they could. They lived on the Brodal farm south east of Noonan until Henry’s death in January of 1999.

Donna moved to Williston and lived near her son & family until March 20th of 2004 when she became Mrs. Lavern Ramberg and moved to Tioga, ND. Donna lived in an assisted living apartment in Tioga to be closer to Lavern as he entered the Tioga Nursing home in late 2015 due to a stroke. In 2018 Donna also moved into the Tioga Nursing home and resided there until her passing.

Donna loved life! She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, listening to music, doing puzzles and visiting with family & friends. She was an amazing cook & baker, no one ever left Donna’s home hungry! Donna was quite handy with a saw, hammer & nails. A trait she learned from her father Palmer. Donna also kept matriculas records of everything, from names, dates, weather reports and even food preparation of the host at holidays spent, places and dates labeled on items purchased like vases and dishes, to labels on the inside of the cupboard doors to let anyone needing something know right where it should be.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents; husbands; sisters, Sharon, Lorraine & Carol & brother, LaVerne.

Donna is survived by her brother, Maynard & 2 sisters; Ilene & Marion. She is also survived by her son, Dale Lysaker & his wife Donna; 4 granddaughters, Rhonda (Darren) Bartlette, Barb (Shane) Lind, Teresa Carnes all of Williston, Merissa (Doug) Matos of Norfolk, VA. 9 Great grandchildren, William Lind & Jamie (Mysti) Lind, Garrett Holte, Kiara Bartlette, Jessie (Lexi) Carnes, Jenna (Carl) Carnes, Tony, Jasmine & Isabel Matos. One Great Great grandson Quincy Lind, and many nieces & nephews.

We are going to miss her and her loving heart until we can meet again!


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Kris McPherson (Bismarck , N.D.)
Oct 13, 2020
my thoughts and prayers are with you all!!!
Janice Hanson (McGregor, ND)
Oct 13, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to all of Donna’s family.
She had a beautiful smile
Dawn Olson (Minot, North Dakota)
Oct 13, 2020
Auntie Donna. You will be missed so much by us all. Always made me giggle with your honestness. One of the nicest people in this world. You taught me a lot. I will miss you. Dawn.
Janice Hanson (McGregor, ND)
Oct 13, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to all of Donna’s family.
She had a beautiful smile
Ron and Karen Sillerud (Dickinson)
Oct 13, 2020
Our sympathy to Donna’s family. Donna was always so friendly and loved to visit whenever we would see her, which was not often. Rest in Peace Donna.
Elaine Esterby (Alamo , Nd )
Oct 14, 2020
My sympathy to Donna’s family. We enjoyed having Donna at the Golden Estates. She was so kind, funny & caring. God bless her memory.
Elaine Esterby.
Myron & Karen Brothers (LAKEHILLS, Tx)
Oct 14, 2020
So sorry to hear the passing of this wonderful woman. Donna had the sweetest, warmest personality. To know her, was to love her.
Cindy Greenlee (Tioga, ND)
Oct 15, 2020
My condolences to Donna's family, she had the sweetest smile and so very kind.RIP Donna
Vernon & Jan Herfindahl (Tioga )
Oct 15, 2020
So sorry to hear about Donna’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her at church, at TOPS, activities her and LaVerne were at, and the nursing home. May her memory be a blessing to the family.
Patricia Eide (Tioga, North Dakota)
Oct 19, 2020
I didn't know Donna well, but I loved that every time she saw me, she knew me ! I enjoyed visiting with her and found her to be a very nice lady. LaVern Ramberg was my ex-brother in law, but that didn't seem to matter to Donna and I. She had a devotion to him that is rare to see, and it showed when she lost him, and she wanted to go with, and DID !! I sincerely hope they are together dancing and eating great home made food, which she and LaVern loved to do. My most sincere sympathies to her family and friends. May she rest in peace, and may you always hold her memories tight ! God Bless. I wish I had her ability to write things down.... I LOVE that !
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