Donna Svendsen, 83 passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 in Kalispell, Montana. She was born on September 22, 1933 to Howard and Dorothy Hill. After graduation from high school she worked for Security Benefit Life Insurance Co. in Topeka, Kansas. She married Ken Svendsen on October 10, 1952 in Topeka, KS, in a chapel on the Air Base and they were married for 64 years. After Ken’s discharge from the Air Force they moved to Kalispell, Montana. He became an Optician and they moved around from Montana, Kansas, Washington and Oregon. In Helena, Montana, they opened their own optical store, where she worked part time for her husband. She was also a baby sitter for others for many years. They sold their optical store in 1989 and moved back to Kalispell.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Dorothy Hill. She is survived by her husband Ken; Daughters Deborah (Dan) Weed of Polson, Cheryl (Rand) Stahlberg of Kalispell, and Son, Ken Jr. (Ann) of Helena; Grandchildren Jason, Sarah and Jacey, and great grandson’s Aiden and Austin. Her sisters, Diana (Bob) Hook, Denise (Steve) Appelhanz, brothers Donald (Becky) Hill, and Loren all of Kansas, and nieces, nephews, and cousins.