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Donna Marie Kruse

September 10, 1945 — November 13, 2021

Donna M. Kruse, age 76, died on November 13, 2021, at Rochester East Nursing Home in Rochester, Minnesota. Donna was born in Nymore, Minnesota on September 10, 1945, to Rowland Alonzyo Morey and Doris Theodore Ness. She attended a one-room country school in Nymore and graduate from Bemidji High School in 1963. She continued to further her education and became an LPN nurse and worked on and off for many years. Donna married Philip V. Bicknese on February 25, 1967. They later divorced. Donna enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren. She had a generous heart, and her faith was very evident in her daily life until the very end. She was very involved with her church family. Donna is survived by her children; son, James (Cheryl) Bicknese of Stewartville, Minnesota; daughters, Aune (Richard) Arndt of Rochester, Minnesota and Tina (Jeffrey) Baxter of Rochester, Minnesota; grandchildren, Devin Meyer, Christian Arndt, Anthony Bicknese Bush, Jeremiah Arndt, Olivia Arndt and Brenden Baxter; sister-in-law, Shelva Morey of Shevlin, Minnesota; and brother Gerald Morey of Bemidji, Minnesota as well as many nieces and nephews. Donna is reunited in heaven with her parents, Rowland and Doris Morey and siblings, Charles (Chuck) Morey, Allan (Butch) Morey, Donald Morey (Donna's twin brother) and Maryleen (Sis/Mugs) Samuelson. The family wishes to thank the staff at Rochester East Nursing Home as well as Seasons Hospice for the care that Donna received in her final days with us. There will be a graveside service on Friday, November 19, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Marion Cemetery in Marion, Minnesota.
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