Amanda Rose Donkers, age 26, of Nerstrand, MN, passed away September 23, 2023, surrounded by her family at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
Amanda Rose was born on December 20, 1996, in Minneapolis, MN, to Christopher Donkers and Kristine Paukert. She graduated from Northfield High School with the class of 2015. Amanda worked in accounting with Taylor Truckline, where she continued to work through her illness. She also was highly involved in helping her father run their family farm. Amanda loved life on the farm, her horses, the cows and especially her dogs, Sophie and Walter. She liked her trucks big and loud, and everything had to have cow print. She also enjoyed crafting with her son Bryson, reading books on the front porch, shopping for most anything, riding motorcycles with friends, horseback riding, and time up north at the lake. Amanda had a great sense of humor and was a very determined person, always persevering to get what she wanted.
She is survived by her son, Bryson James Donkers-Rezac; father and stepmother, Chris and Anne Donkers; mother, Kristine Paukert; siblings, Alex Donkers, and Christina Kuether (Tyler); grandparents, Thomas and Susan Paukert; best friend, Sophia Amy; her beloved dogs, Sophie and Walter; and many loved family members.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Will and Shelly Donkers; and her uncle, Steve Donkers.
A Celebration of Amanda’s life will be on Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home, 1725 Lyndale Ave. N., Faribault. A brief service and time for sharing will take place at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception. Per Amanda’s request, everyone is encouraged to dress in casual wear (jeans, boots, all things western).
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Sarcoma Foundation of America (https://www.curesarcoma.org/donate-today/), or to the donor’s choice in memory of Amanda.