Dona J. Connole, age 91 a resident of Hills Crossing in Nisswa, Minnesota passed away on April 2, 2019.
She was born to Flora (Tyler) and Roger Bryle on August 27, 1927 in Maxbass, North Dakota.
Dona was raised in Maxbass North Dakota and graduated from Minot High School in 1945. She sang for many school events, choirs, weddings and contests. She also played basketball. She married Jerry Connole (from Mohall) on September 4, 1953 in Minot. They made their home in Mohall. In 1958, they moved to Minot where they raised their family. She worked as a teller at First National Bank and as a receptionist at Medical Arts Clinic. Dona loved music, sang in the Little Flower Church choir, sang for many weddings in the area, and the Messiah. She sang in various choirs in Arizona. She enjoyed traveling to see her children and grandchildren. Dona, with her husband traveled extensively through the United States and Europe. She was a wonderful cook and entertained family and friends and bank employees. She loved spending time at their cabin on lake Metigoshe in North Dakota. Dona is survived by her son, Greg Connole of Raleigh, NC; daughter, Terri (Bill) Grimes of Pine River, MN, Maurya (Jim) Brown of Trumbull, CT; grandchildren, Megan and Jason Connole, Ryan and Christopher Grimes, Spencer, Tess and Jena Brown; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Doris Adams, Minot, ND; also many, many wonderful caretakers including the great staff at Hills Crossing in Nisswa.
Mass of Chrisitan Burial for Dona will take place at 10:00am on Saturday, May 11th 2019 at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Nisswa with Father Michael Patullo presiding. Graveside service 10:00am on August 3, 2019 in Mohall, North Dakota.
Caring for Dona and her family
Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home
Brainerd 218 829 3581
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