Donna Simkins

Donna Fae (Jensen) Simkins, 88, of Staples passed away June 2, 2020 at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples.

She will be cremated and buried next to her husband, at the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. No service or gathering at this time.

Donna was born April 21, 1932 in Wadena County to Oliver and Sylvia (Arends) Jensen. She worked at the Carter Ringer Sewing Company and Batcher’s Department store. Donna was united in marriage to Joe (Charles) Simkins on November 23, 1948. She loved gardening, raising birds, wild ricing and making delicious homemade bread.

Donna is survived by her four children: Charles Simkins of Staples, Kathleen (Ken) Miller of Cohasset, Timothy (Lydia) Simkins of San Antonia, TX and Joseph Simkins of Calument; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Linkous of Spartanburg, SC; two brothers, Carl (Eugenia) Jensen of Menifee, CA and Robert Jensen of Pillager and many wonderful friends in Staples.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister, Nancy Ann Jensen and greatgranddaughter, Tatum Alexis Miller.

           w24p  A00006B2020JU10

Staples World

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100 Staples, MN 56479 Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570 Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112 E Mail:

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Breaking News feed