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Donna Wilcoxson 08/11/2022

Donna June Wilcoxson, age 84, of River Falls passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Our House Assisted Living in River Falls.  She was born to Don and June Owens on March 5,1938 in Martell, the oldest of seven children.  When she was 5 years old, the family moved to a dairy farm in River Falls.  In September 1957, Donna married Clair Hugh Wilcoxson.  She and Clair farmed, also Donna spent 44 years working at First National Bank of River Falls as an internal auditor.  In retirement, Donna and Clair moved to town and enjoyed spending time with their family.  Donna volunteered at Treasures from the Heart, United Methodist Church Women’s groups and Women of the Moose.  She was a member of the St. Croix Valley Collector’s Association, belonged to the Glover Home and Community Education. She also served on the County Homemakers Board as well as Troy Township Clerk for many years.  Donna was a beautiful seamstress, quilter and enjoyed painting china.  Donna loved to bake and work in her large vegetable garden.  She is survived by her sons, Duane (Julie) Wilcoxson, Dennis (Vicki) Wilcoxson; daughter, Cathy (Wayne) Warnke; and twin daughters,  Christie (Al) Hanson, Connie (Al) Pechacek; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Wilma Smith, Judy (Marvin) Nielson, Bill Owens, Joy (John) Reis, Rita Griffey; brothers-in-law, Ross (Nanci) Nelson, Neil (Mary) Wilcoxson, Dennis Nelson, Paul Wilcoxson; many nieces and nephews.  Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Clair Wilcoxson; parents, Don and June Owens; sister, Merry Nelson; in-laws, Dale Griffey, Mary Jo Wilcoxson, Faye Nelson, Vera (Charlie) Grant and Arlyss Wilcoxson.  A memorial service was held on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm at Spirit of Grace Church (127 S 2nd Street) in River Falls. Her service was live streamed via the following link. Click here to Donna’s service on Sunday at 3:00 pm  Visitation was also on Sunday from 1:00-3:00 pm at the church.  Private family interment in German Settlement Cemetery will be held at a later date.  Donna’s family would like to thank the caring staff at Our House for their attention and care given to Donna.  Also, appreciation to Adoray Hospice for kindness and care during the past months.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Sandra Iverson Posted August 12, 2022 11:10 am

    So very sorry for your heartfelt loss❤️

  • Carol Senn Posted August 13, 2022 12:50 pm

    We are sorry to hear of your loss! Donna and Clair were good neighbors to both the Bylander and the Senn families.

  • Mark Moelter Posted August 13, 2022 4:26 pm

    We are keeping your family in our hearts. So sad to hear this news.

  • Jeff Bylander Posted August 13, 2022 7:55 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Donna was a grand lady and a fantastic family friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  • Phyllis Albert Posted August 14, 2022 3:43 am

    Glover HCE has lost another member. I look back on all the laughs we shared together. Especially when Marlene and Peg dressed up as Winnie and Pearl at Donna’s house for a Homemakers meeting. Rest In Peace Dear Donna.

  • Richard L Timmerman Posted August 14, 2022 11:25 am

    I can not think of a more faithful supporter of her church congregation, her extended families, her farm and city residential areas nor her employer (First National Bank-RF) than Donna. A great friend to Al and Peg Timmerman and Merton and Eleanor Timmerman. Her death is a loss, but her life was gracious and giving in so many ways. Grace and peace to her family and friends.

    • Kerry Nelson Posted August 15, 2022 8:20 am

      Well said, Rich.

  • Jessica Austrum Posted August 16, 2022 7:21 am

    Thoughts and prayers for you all

  • Aleisha Colbeth Posted August 17, 2022 7:46 am


  • Mary Ohland Posted August 17, 2022 6:19 pm

    Vicki, so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the entire family. These are hard times but also a chance to bring people yogether.

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