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Donna Mae (Leland) Crotty, age 89, passed away on April 13, 2018 in Kalispell, Montana. A memorial service will be held June 25, 2018 at 11:30 AM at Bricelyn Lutheran Church with Pr. Nancy Dreier officiating. Interment will be at Bricelyn Lutheran Cemetery. The family asks that memorial donations be made to charity of your choice.

Donna was born on December 14, 1928 in Alden, MN, to Leon and Alice (Mortvedt) Leland. Donna was raised in Bricelyn, MN where she attended Bricelyn High school. After graduation she studied at St. Olaf University and then the University of Minnesota where she earned her B.S. degree in Chemistry. Donna married to Bob Crotty in 1952 in St. Paul, MN; they were married for 46 years.

Donna worked in the field of bacteria research and was a phlebotomist before becoming a home maker. She enjoyed community activities such as the Lutheran Circle, Meadowlark Country Club, and Sons of Norway. Her hobbies included bridge, skiing, golf, reading, shopping and dining.
Donna was preceded in death by parents Leon and Alice Leland, husband George Robert "Bob" Crotty, Jr. in 1999, brother Lee Leland, and sisters Shirley Franke and Beulah Gilbertson.

She is survived by sons Rob Crotty of Indian, Alaska, Daniel Crotty of Nashua, Montana, and daughter Stephanie Walls of Whitefish, Montana. She also is survived by brothers Everett Leland and Ronald Burkhow, sisters Lori Johnson and Loleen Anderson, grandchildren Whitney Galloway, Taylor Kiser, Courtney Fellows and Tom Walls, and great grandchildren Weston Kiser, Tenley Kiser, Griffin Fellows, Graham Fellows and Molly Fellows.