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Donna Sovich, 49 year old of Cold Spring, born raised in Browerville, passed away after a 5 yr. battle from cancer on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, January 19, 2024 at 2:00 PM at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville. Rosary will be prayed at 12:45 PM with a visitation immediately following. Burial will take place at the church cemetery.
Donna Elaine Sovich, “Donna Jo,” was a caring and supportive mother, nana, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. The youngest of six, Donna was born April 3, 1974 to George and Margaret (Krosch) Sovich. She was raised in Browerville, Minn., and, as the baby of the family, endlessly picked on and loved by her older brothers and sister.
Donna spent the last 23 years living in Cold Spring, Minn., where she raised her two daughters, Kelsi (29) and Megan (24), and spent days-on-end with her only granddaughter, Jaelyn (9). Donna left this world on Jan. 14, 2024, after a hard-fought, five-year battle against cancer.
Donna attended Christ the King Catholic School and, after graduating high school and traveling, attended cosmetology school. Although she didn’t pursue a career as a hair stylist, she was always thrilled to cut or style her loved one’s hair—from routine care to weddings. Donna loved spending time in the kitchen, especially cooking soup; doing crafts to give to others; and was in her form of ‘heaven on earth’ when she was out in the sun, tanning or floating the river with family. If the Minnesota weather was decent, you could find Donna outside!
Donna was extremely proud of her girls, Kelsi, Megan and Jaelyn. She would sing the praises of the little family she created to everyone—a family she deserved to be proud of! She was always the one to wipe away her daughter's tears and taught them how to be independent. Her favorite is when she got to have sleepovers with Jaelyn and to have her little family together for the holidays.
Donna experienced difficult times throughout her life, but she remained optimistic, finding the silver lining in everything and by being a shining light for those around her. And while she didn’t always see eye-to-eye with everyone, she continued to show love and support for her family and friends, no matter what. Relationships—after taking care of her girls—were one of Donna’s biggest priorities. Donna was always willing to drive someone to doctors appointments, grab a quick lunch, or just tag along during someone else’s errands. She understood that relationships, like gardens, took work to maintain and grow, and Donna was willing to put in that effort. Donna truly touched the lives of so many people who will never forget her, a garden that she now shines over from above.
Donna is survived by her parents, George and Margaret Sovich; daughters Kelsi (Tray&JoJo) Sovich, and Megan (Weston) Sovich; granddaughter, Jaelyn; siblings David (Sharon) Sovich, Diane Peterson, Dennis Sovich, Dean (Leslie) Sovich, and Dale (Andrea) Sovich; and 11 nieces and nephews who love her to the moon and back. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Louise Sovich; and Norval and Bernice Krosch.