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Donna Mae Crotty

December 14, 1928 ~ April 13, 2018 (age 89)


Donna Mae (Leland) Crotty age 89 passed away on April 13, 2018 in Kalispell, Montana. Donna was born on December 14, 1928 in Alden, Minnesota to Leon and Alice (Mortvedt) Leland.

 Donna was raised in Bricelyn, Minnesota where she attended Bricelyn High school. After graduation she studied at St. Olaf University and then the University of Minnesota where she earned her B.S. degree in Chemistry. Donna married Bob Crotty in 1952 in St. Paul, Minnesota; they were married for 46 years.

Donna worked in the field of bacteria research and was a phlebotomist before becoming a home maker. She enjoyed community activities such as the Lutheran Circle, Meadowlark Country Club, and Sons of Norway. Her hobbies included bridge, skiing, golf, reading, shopping and dining.

Donna was preceded in death by parents Leon and Alice Leland, brother Lee Leland, and sisters Shirley Franke and Beulah Gilbertson.

She is survived by sons Rob Crotty of Indian, Alaska, Daniel Crotty of Nashua, Montana, and daughter Stephanie Walls of Whitefish, Montana. She also is survived by brothers Everett Leland and Ronald Burkhow, sisters Lori Johnson and Loleen Anderson, grandchildren Whitney Galloway, Taylor Kiser, Courtney Fellows and Tom Walls, and great grandchildren Weston Kiser, Tenley Kiser, Griffin Fellows, Graham Fellows and Molly Fellows.

Services will be held for Donna on June 25, 2018 in Bricelyn, Minnesota, with inurnment in the family plot in Bricelyn. The family asks that memorial donations be made to charity of your choice. Friends are encouraged to visit our website at to leave notes of condolences for the family.

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