In Memory of Donna Syverson

Gathering of Family and Friends

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday September 14, 2018
O'Connell~Benedict Funeral Home of Ellsworth
130 North Grant St.
Ellsworth Wisconsin, 54011

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Friday September 14, 2018
O'Connell~Benedict Funeral Home of Ellsworth
130 North Grant St.
Ellsworth Wisconsin, 54011

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Donna M. Syverson, age 78 of Ellsworth, WI, passed away peacefully on Sept. 5, 2018 at her home. Donna was born May 8, 1940 in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Arthur and Lorene (Collins) Knudsen. She graduated from St. Margaret’s Academy in 1958. Donna’s life was blessed with 4 children, Cheryl, Steven, Scott, and Lori. She was united in marriage to Robert Syverson on April 23, 1977. They shared 33 years together, until his passing in 2010. Donna was fortunate to meet David Twaites, her loving companion for the last 5 years, providing much happiness in the last chapter of her life.

One of Donna’s greatest joys was shopping. She always came home with a great bargain. Donna also liked to collect rocks, Knick knacks and other treasures. She enjoyed sitting out on her deck watching the birds and looking at her flowers. Donna enjoyed spending her summers camping at Shades of Sherwood. She also appreciated the warm weather and being a snowbird while wintering in Arizona. Donna delighted in experiencing the Minnesota State Fair and was sure to never miss a year of the “Great Get Together.”

Donna will remain in the hearts of her children, Cheryl (Greg) Tovsen, Scott (Julie) Bloch, and Lori (Dan) Heller; daughter-in-law, Judy Bloch; 9 grandchildren: Bryce, Jeffrey, Nicole, Kari, Katie, Tina, Chad, Cole, and Isabella; 5 great-grandchildren; her beloved companion, David Twaites; sister, Jean Wenzel, 2 nieces, Julia and Jill; and many dear Syverson family members.

Donna was preceded in death by her son, Steven Bloch; husband, Robert C. Syverson; and her parents.

A Memorial Service will take place 11:00 AM Friday, September 14, 2018 at O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home, 130 N. Grant St., Ellsworth. Family and Friends may gather one hour prior to the service. Private interment will take place at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Donna's Tribute Wall

Tributes (4):

  • Our sincere condolences to Donna’s entire family. We’re so happy that she and Dave could spend winters with us in Az for the last few years.
    Donna’s love of collecting brought her so much happiness I certainly hope there are garage sales in heaven.
    To Dave: You gave Donna so much happiness and you were so patient with her. She could not have had a nicer man to share her life. Our deepest sympathy and hope to see you soon.
    Due to a foot procedure we won’t be able to attend services.
    RIP Donna…
    Paul and Diane Urner

  • Cheryl, Scott and Lori,
    So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Our condolances to you all.
    I have such fond memories of your mom and Uncle Bob. I hope you take time to celebrate her life and find a little time to carry on her retail therapy. I will be thinking of you all this week. Sorry we will not make it due to illness this week. Hugs to all as you go down memory lane!
    Suzann and Kenny Sampson. Fargo

  • May your family find comfort as “the hearer of prayer” embraces their heart (Psalms 94:19). Lean on one another for strength and encouragement to stay strong. We hope that the many cards, hugs, kind words, cherished memories, and loving prayers sustains your family during this most difficult time.

  • Dear Cheryl, Scott, and Lori,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Debbie from Duluth, called Erling to let us know. I remember how good your Mom was to David when Maxine passed away. Helping with her funeral, and when he couldn’t drive anymore, getting him groceries and stuff. It must have been hard for her caring for Robert when he was in a wheelchair, then the nursing home. She was a good sister-in law and we send our sincere sympathies to your families.

    Roberts sister, Rurhie