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Donna Williams 07/16/2023

Donna Loretta (Anderson) Williams, age 79, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 16, 2023. She passed away unexpectedly from natural causes in her home. She was born January 30, 1944 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada to Everett & Katherine Anderson. She moved to St. Paul, Minnesota at the age of two where she grew up with her three younger brothers. In 1963 she married William G. Klein in Stillwater, MN and had six children. In 1983 she married Joseph Williams and resided in Siren, WI. After being widowed she lived with her mother and brother Everett in Osceola, WI and later moved to New Richmond, WI where she lived for the past five years. Donna enjoyed art, music, gardening, and bible study. In her later years she became a devoted Christian and Jesus follower. Her faith guided her and it showed in her kindness and graciousness to everyone she met.
She is preceded in death by her parents – Everett A. Anderson and Katherine Anderson; and husband – Joseph Williams. She is survived by brothers – Everett A. Anderson Jr., Russell Anderson and significant other Suma Vasudevan, John Anderson and wife Rose, half brothers David and Daniel Duffy. Her 6 children – William J. Klein and wife Jean; Allen Klein and wife Deana; Kevin Klein and wife Margaret; Lorraine (Lorri) Basulto and husband David; Andrew J. Klein; Teresa (Teri) Hinze and husband Travis. 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, many nephews and nieces, other relatives, good friends, and those she calls brothers and sisters in Christ.
A Funeral Service was held Friday, July 21, 2023 at 11 am at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 728 S Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI.  Visitation was also on Friday from 10-11 am.  Interment was in Pleasant Prairie Cemetery in Osceola, WI.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording of Donna’s service


  • Susan Holmquist (Mikeworth) Posted July 18, 2023 8:47 am

    I am so sorry for everyone’s loss I will not be able to make it to the funeral due to my busy work schedule that day but will be with you in heart. Sending love to you all.

  • Sandra Louise Brisbane Posted July 20, 2023 8:11 am

    Donna, and her brother, Everett, have been very special friends of mine for the past 30 years and both have brought much joy to me throughout those years. I especially remember Donna making fresh coffee and a treat for us to enjoy over long discussions about the world’s issues. I was amazed at Donna’s natural talents in art and design that she often shared with me. Donna, Ev and I went on many outings and nature camps together, always having a wonderful time. Donna’s deep faith in Jesus’ saving grace and her love of her Bible will always stay in my heart “I will see you again dear sister in Christ!”

  • Penny Lepinski Posted July 21, 2023 8:11 am

    I am not able to attend the funeral, but wanted to send my condolences. We grieve, but yet rejoice that Donna is now in the loving arms of Jesus. I met her when I attended Josiah Center. She was a sweet, kind, loving person and her love for Jesus was infectious. May the Lord bring comfort and peace to all.

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