Donna M. Knesting

Died: Thu., Mar. 28, 2019


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., May 04, 2019
Location: Kendall Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 04, 2019
Location: Kendall Funeral Home

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Donna M. Knesting, age 61 of St. Paul, MN passed away Thursday, March 28 at her home.  She was born August 10, 1957 in Boscobel, the youngest daughter of Joseph and Hazel (Schoellig) Knesting.  She graduated from Boscobel High School in 1975 and  from UW Platteville in 1980 with a Criminal Justice degree.  She worked for Hennepin County 30 years in different positions starting as a social worker.  

She had a great love of rescue cats, always taking in 1 or 2 as a pet.  She also was a big fan of the Minnesota Lynx women’s basketball team, attending many of their games, especially the exciting 2017 championship game.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph (when she was 4) and Hazel, and her brother Edward in 1998.  She is survived by her brother Bernard (Sandy) Knesting of Monona, and sisters Patricia (Paul) Roelli of Darlington and Nancy Folbrecht of Sun Prairie.  She also has 9 nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 4 at the Kendall funeral home in Boscobel.  A visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Burial will take place in Boscobel cemetery.      

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Barb (McGuigan)Bell
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
I was one year older than Donna and we were in band together. We always had a great time in band! Many fond memories! My sympathy to her family at this sad time.

Donald Schoellig
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
Dear Knesting Family. We send our sincerest regrets and sympathy for this great loss. I regret that I did not know Donna very well and seldom saw her in recent years. It is good that she can be brought back to the Family cemetary in Boscobel. Our love and prayers to Bernard, Sandy, Paul, Patricia, and Nancy.

Donald and Kay Schoellig

Dawn Valley
   Posted Thu September 05, 2019
Donna and I were best friends from middle school through college. We parted ways over a silly argument that seems so petty in retrospect. I have many, many happy memories of our time together. I do cat rescue, too, and I wish we could have gotten together and traded stories.


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