Dona May Syria


Dona May Syria., 96, Duluth, Minn., died Wednesday July 1, in Hospice at Chris Jensen Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Dona May was preceded in death by her parents Edwin L. & Anna S. Berg, husband, Reynold E. Syria, in 2009 after 59 years of marriage; sisters, Martha (Berg) Burkhart, Francis M. (Berg) Albright, LaVerne A. (Berg) Letsos – Onstad; and brother, Leonard E. Berg; daughter, Janice Kay Nordlund, and infant son, Mark Lee Syria. Dona May was also preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Nordlund, in 1946.

Dona May is survived by, daughters, Diane Ericksen and Susan Syria; sons, Dennis Nordlund, Jim (Cindy) Syria, & Gary (Tina) Syria; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Dona May will be dearly missed by all that knew her.

Due to the current health concerns of the nation, there will be no public service or visitation.

In lieu of flowers or memorials, donations can be made to Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank at 4503 Airpark Blvd, Duluth, MN 55811. Help those in need during these extraordinary times.

Our many thanks go out to those very special people at Chris Jensen and St. Croix Hospice who comforted Dona May’s final days.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Minnesota, in Duluth.

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