Donna Young, 75, Sykeston, N.D., died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, N.D.
Donna Aarhus was born Dec. 3, 1934, at Breckenridge, Minn., the daughter of Lewis and Ethel (Christensen) Aarhus. She attended and graduated from Walcott Public School, Walcott, N.D., in 1952. She attended college at Valley City University, Valley City, N.D., and received her teaching certificate. She taught grades 1 to 8 in Richland County, North Dakota. She married Norman Young on June 1, 1956. They lived in Sykeston where she taught in Johnson Township, North Dakota, for many years. She worked as a teacher, office manager at Sykeston Public School for 27 years, cake decorator for 15 years and co-owned Mar-Don’s Country Catering for 15 years. She was also co-manager of the Sykeston Country Café for a year. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sykeston. She was a member of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League for 53 years, LLL couples club and 4-H leader. She enjoyed cooking and published a cookbook with Marlene Grager.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Lynn (Bernette), Mesa, Ariz., and David (Gina), Sykeston; two daughters, Lorie (Roger) Nymark, Moorhead, Minn., and Joni (Randy) Love, Bismarck, N.D.; her mother, Walcott; three sisters, Marilyn Jordheim, Walcott, Ellen Manske, Ontario, Canada, and Julie (Dean) Schultes, Olivia, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Larry, and her father.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington, with the Rev. Richard Biberdorf officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday at the church.
Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.
Burial: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers, to Presentation Hospice of Carrington and Golden Acres Manor, Carrington.
Online guestbook: www. EvansFuneralHomeND.com
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