Donna Arlene Mitchell, 56 passed away Memorial Day
05/31/2021, while on a road Trip in Houston, TX.
Donna is survived by her loving husband of Eighteen Years, Dale
Mitchell. Her mother Margaret Franze, Her brothers Mark, Delno,
and Brian Maudal. Her children Janet Tsosie, Nakita Tsosie,
Michael Tsosie, Richard Olson, and Destiney Tsosie. Cherished
Grandmother of Samuel, Sophia, and Matthew Vassar, Hailey
May, Damon, and Michael Myles Clifford, Nathan and Maddisyn
Tsosie, Eva, Carter, and Baby Olson.
Donna Was Born 03/20/1965 to Maggie Franze and Douglas
Maudal, in Sleepy Eye, MN. The Area was hit by a snow storm on
the day of Donna’s birth. Her parents and siblings lived thirteen
miles out of town, so the snowplow truck had to clear the way for
her to arrive, in natural Donna fashion. From there her Adventure
OF life FOR life began. She lived her early years in towns around
Minnesota. Fergus Falls, Fisher, Badger, Wannaska, Roseau, and
McGregor where she graduated Class of 1983. After Graduation
she left McGregor, MN for Sioux Falls, SD where her mother still
resides. Donna married young in life and soon started a small
family or so she thought. Janet being born first Nakita second but
in the same year of 1986 (Jan. Dec.). Three years later Michael Jr
would be born 1989. Five years following was brother Richard
1994. After separating and eventually divorce of first husband,
Donna met Dale in the late 90’s. Soon after meeting Donna and
Dale moved from Sioux Falls, SD to Brighton, MI where Dale grew
up and lived.
Once in Michigan for a couple years Donna was gifted the
greatest gift of being THE GRANDEST of MOTHERS with the birth
Destiney in 2001. Donna and Dale spent many years being happily
married and loving parents while having unforgettable memories,
friends, and eventually grandchildren. Donna always had a true
passion for family, family was everything to her. She also had a
peaceful love for being by water and hitting the open road for a
road trip. Most of those road trips traveling to see her kids,
grandkids, and more family and friends. She lived wild, free, and
for family till the day she died.
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