Donna McLean

Donna McLean


March 3, 1934 - April 26, 2022


Donna McLean, 88, of Mitchell, SD, peacefully passed away surrounded by family Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 30, at Northridge Baptist Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 7:00 PM prayer service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

The wonderful story of a great lady’s life.

Donna Mae McLean was born March 3, 1934, to Lawrence and Judith (Martin) Moir. Donna grew up in Mitchell, was educated in Mitchell, and attended Dakota Wesleyan University. Donna was the recipient of the 4-year Hitchcock Memorial Scholarship for academic excellence. While at Dakota Wesleyan University, she met Donald McLean, who caught her eye on the ballfield wearing a red baseball cap. They were married, and together had three daughters, Deborah, Donita, and Darci.

Supporting her friend and husband, Don, for 70 years was her heartfelt joy. Don was an educator, coach, referee, and farmer. Later in life, another great joy for Donna was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Donna also loved weekends spent at their lake cottage at Pickerel Lake. 

Donna, a faithful Christian woman, was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, and most recently, attended Northridge Baptist Church. Donna worked in her early years in Christian leadership, education, and activities.

Donna belonged to Round Table Study Club and PEO Chapter J. She enjoyed spending time with her good friends, including the birthday luncheon group and Thursday morning coffee group.

Donna’s talents included sewing, painting, baking, playing the piano, and decorating her home.

Donna is survived by her husband, Don; three daughters, Deb Christensen, Donita Serr, and Darci Winthers; five grandchildren, Lt. Col. Jess and Major Kelsey Christensen, Jamie and Dr. Marek Siorek, Jan and Tate Larson, Andrew Winthers, and Dr. Jon and Shelah Christensen; seven great-grandchildren, Liv and Hally Larson, Juliana, Jaclyn, and James Donald Christensen, Lily Siorek, and Helena Christensen; also her brother, Larry and LaRee Moir and family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Moir; mother, Judith Martin Moir; sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Keith Hall; and son-in-law, Shawn Winthers.

Love to the Lord.



Friday, April 29, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7:00 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Saturday, April 30, 2022
11:00 AM
Northridge Baptist Church
323 W 23rd Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Steve Kracht on April 30, 2022
Don & family, Sorry to read about Donna's passing. Will be thinking about you. sk
Posted by Dennis & Sue Westgard on April 30, 2022
We're so sorry for your loss. Donna was a wonderful woman. You're in our thoughts and prayers,
Posted by Judine ( Johnson ) Hills on April 29, 2022
Debbie my sympathy to you, your dad and sisters. Have so many fond memories from Junior and Senior High with you in church, Sunday School, Job’s Daughters and classes. We spent a lot of time hanging out and your parents were always so gracious when I came over to your house. Have been thinking a lot about you and your family, your mom had a lot of caring family around her.
Posted by Jesse Dicus on April 29, 2022
Sorry for your loss Mr. McLean and family. May Donna rest peacefully.
Posted by Dick and Arlene Baysinger on April 29, 2022
Sorry for your loss of your wife! You will miss her! Hold onto your memories and let your family help you! We always enjoy seeing you Don!
Posted by Lisa Herman Oelrich on April 29, 2022
My family and I are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers.
Posted by Wayne Haines on April 28, 2022
So sorry for your loss Don. You were always a special friend and supporter of our family .you and Donna always seemed to be the perfect couple! May the lord bless and keep you.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on April 28, 2022
So sorry Don & your family for this sad loss . Donna will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know her !!
Posted by David Kangley on April 28, 2022
Beyond the darkness, light. Beyond the sorrow, peace. There are some who bring a light so great into the world that even after they are gone, the light remains. Though your heart must hold deep sadness right now, may it also hold the blessings of the love that will always be a part of you... Praying that God will comfort your heart, uplift your spirit, and carry you through this time of sadness. In the end three things that last: faith, hope, and love, and forever in our hearts, our loved ones are with us every day.
Thinking of you at this difficult time. May you know the deep sympathy and concern that is felt for you and all your family.
Posted by Ray Korthour on April 27, 2022
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Donna will be missed.
Posted by Arline Moir Sisson on April 27, 2022
Losing another cousin!
Posted by Lynn. Olson. TerMeer. on April 27, 2022
For the Family of Donna ,,, I’m Sorry. For. Your. Loss ,,, Praying for GODS COMFORT In The Up Coming. Day’s 🙏🏼
May You Find Comfort In Him ,, Donna. Will be Free. Of. Pain & Will be Completely Healed In. Her. Heavenly. Home 🙏🏼
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