Donald Steen

Donald Steen, 50, Minot, formerly of Maxbass, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in his home.

Donald Dale Steen was born on Nov. 19, 1962, the youngest of six children of Howland and Elda Mae (Riebhoff) Steen, in Minot. He was raised on the family farm, where he developed a very strong work ethic. He was baptized and confirmed within the Lutheran faith, and attended Glenburn Public School.

Throughout his lifetime, Donald held various jobs in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Idaho until ill health forced his early retirement. He was once married to Val Hagen.

Several years ago Donald moved to Idaho with his good friend Mike Krebetzekowski. They lived in Idaho until June 2011, when Donnie returned to Minot. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

When Donald was very young, he loved to follow his older brother wherever he went and tried to do whatever he did. His older siblings never saw this as an imposition and lovingly let him tag along. Donnie had four older sisters who loved him dearly and ALWAYS bossed him around no matter how old he was and he never let us forget that fact. He loved to be around family and friends and was always lending a helping hand whenever he saw a need. Above all, Donnie wanted to know “Who’s having Thanksgiving?” He touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

Donald is survived by: Mother, Elda Mae Steen, Minot; brother, Howard Steen, Minot; sisters, Sharon (Richard) Torgerson, Minot, Becky (Russell) Hansen, Deering, Cathy (James) DeGree, Minot, Shelly (Terry) Hansen, Lansford; one niece, nine nephews, five great-nieces and four great-nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by his father; maternal and paternal grandparents; a niece, Renae Hansen, and a nephew, Anthony Hansen.

Memorial service: Friday, June 14, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot

Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: At Donald’s request, cremation has taken place. There will be a time for friends to sign a guest book on Thursday, June 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

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