Donna Marie Kollander - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

April 30, 1927 - February 4, 2023

Donna Marie Kollander, age 95, passed away on February 4, 2023. She was born on April 30, 1927. Survived by sons, Gary and his wife Cindy, and Mark; granddaughters, Rachel Meyer and her husband, Chris, and Jenna; great-grandchildren, Declan age 4 and Sophia age 3. Donna had one sister-in-law, Roberta Olson and her family.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Lloyd Olson, and parents.
Donna worked for many years for Dayton's Customer Service Department in downtown Minneapolis. Donna loved spending time with her family. Donna was always asking about "the babies" (Declan and Sophia), loved holding them and watching them play. She loved spending time at the Richfield Community Center, playing dartball and having lunch with friends.


  1. Peter Milton says:

    I was Donna’s lawn care and snow removal guy over the past decade and more. Always willing to help her in any situation as she was like the grandma we all cared for. I’m going to miss our conversations after getting whatever work needed to be done. She always inquired about my family and periodically I would bring my young teen daughters to enjoy her company while I worked. Prayers to the family during this time of loss.

    • Cindy Kollander says:

      Thank you Peter for your loving words and memories of Donna. She was always so thankful for your help and we were also! She loved when you came to do her lawn and then was able to have a time to visit.We thank you so much for your loving care for her and your prayers.

  2. Randy Stinchfield says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. I hope your fond memories of your Mom eases your grief. I remember our days growing up on 4th avenue south and riding bikes everywhere.
    Your old friend,
    Randy Stinchfield

  3. Nancy (Flavin) Garin says:

    Donna was always such a good friend to my mom, Lucille Flavin, and they truly enjoyed each other’s company. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and grant you His peace.

    • Cindy Kollander says:

      Thank you Nancy for your kind words. I have many memories of Donna sharing the times with her friend Lucille and how much she enjoyed your mom‘s company.

  4. Christine Padilla says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Donna was a very special person in my life we laugh together and joked together all the time. She was a very witty lady. I never knew what whimsical comment she was going to come up with but most of them had me laughing so hard. I miss her dearly.
    May the lord comfort you in your time of sorrow.

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