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Nelvina Donat

WEBSTER- Nelvina Donat, 86 of Webster died on Monday, November 21, 2005 at Lake Area Hospital in Webster. Her funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 25, 2005 at American Lutheran Church in Webster, Rev. Jan FitzGibbon officiating. Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster on Thursday 5-8 P.M. and prior to services on Friday. Nelvina Bernice Sandvik was born on Tuesday, February 18, 1919 to Lars and Lena (Grove) Sandvik on the family farm north of Bristol, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at Bergen Lutheran Church. She attended country school near her home and then attended Bristol High School. On December 21, 1940 she married Roy Donat at Waubay, South Dakota. After their marriage the couple made their home in Webster where she worked at the Day County Treasurer’s Office. Then Mr. Donat worked in construction and the couple lived at many towns in South Dakota, moving with his job. In 1951 they moved to Sioux Falls where she was a homemaker. Mr. Donat passed away in 1991. After his death she continued to live in Sioux Falls until 1995 when she moved to Webster. In 2003 she moved to the Johnson Center assisted living in Bristol and recently entered Sun Dial Manor in Bristol. Nelvina passed away on Monday, November 21, 2005 at Webster, South Dakota at the age of 86 years, 9 months and 3 days. Survivors include one son, Tony (Carole) Donat of Sioux Falls, SD; one brother, Clarence (Edith) Sandvik of Bristol, SD; three sisters, Edith Barton of Clark, SD, Iva (Leslie) Anderson of Langford, SD and Lily Taplin of West Linn, OR; a grandson, Ray Donat of Yankton, SD, a granddaughter, Susan Donat of Rapid City, SD; and one great grandson, Austin Donat of Yankton, SD. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers, Lester and John.

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