Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 27 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Watertown with Father Paul Rutten officiating. Music will be provided by Robert Risty, Jeremy Risty and Janet Stee as soloists, the Immaculate Conception Funeral Choir and Danielle Holmquist-Holida as organist.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. with a time of sharing at 6:30 p.m. and a Scripture service at 7 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Immaculate Conception Church.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown.
Pallbearers will be Bryon Stee, Todd Stee, Robert Risty, Jody Schumaker, Dan Stee, Zane Schumaker and Zeb Schumaker.
Donna Jean (Stee) Albers was born on Sept. 19, 1932, to Raymond and Laura (Wenger) Burns in Waubay. She grew up in Waubay and graduated from Waubay High School in 1949.
Donna married Hans Arthur Stee in 1956 at Webster. Hans passed away in 1988.
Donna loved spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Donna is survived by her husband, Bob; her children, Brenda (Robert) Risty of Dell Rapids, Bryon (Dawn) Stee and Todd (Janet) Stee of Watertown and Jill (Jody) Schumaker of Dell Rapids; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Donna married Bob Albers in 1994 and she enjoyed sharing his children and grandchildren, Bob Albers Jr. (Gail) of Eagan, Minn., Tom (Karen) Albers of Apple Valley, Minn., Mary Haghirian of Plano, Texas, Pat (Diane) Albers of Lakeville, Minn., and Sharon Smelter of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her siblings, Carol Weyh of Watertown, Richard (Cookie) Burns of Waubay, Jerry (Penny) Burns of Sioux Falls, David (Susie) Burns of Ortley and Kathi Salley of Watertown.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Hans Arthur Stee; and her sisters, Delores Burns and Janet Pekarek.
Arrangements by Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel in Watertown.
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