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Donna Petersen

RAPID CITY | Donna Jean (Fager) Petersen, 76, died on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Rapid City.

Donna was born on March 10, 1942, to the late Rhynold and Crystal Fager in Limon, CO. She graduated from Flagler High School in 1959 and married Bill Petersen that summer. Donna and Bill lived in Colorado and Nebraska before moving to Rapid City, where they have lived since 1985.

Donna is survived by her husband, Bill; her children, Lisa, Khristin, Kent (Angie), Kurt, and Michael (Colleen);18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Delores (Charles), Linda and Carol; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Upon completing her Associates Degree in Nursing, Donna worked for the Indian Health Service in Pine Ridge and then at Ellsworth Air Force Base, where she retired. She worked all of her years as a labor and delivery nurse and found great purpose in helping so many women and their new families.

Donna was a talented musician and artist and enjoyed doing needlework, quilting, wood carving and stained glass work. She and Bill enjoyed great times hosting and visiting with friends for many meals and card games.

To honor Donna's wishes, there will not be any funeral services. She wanted to be remembered like she was...full of life and love.

Her online guestbook is available at

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