Dona Nicklay


Dona Nicklay, age 57 of Hastings, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 21, 2021.

Dona was born in Red Wing, MN on September 29, 1964 to John and Marlene Hildebrandt. She spent most of her childhood in Hastings, where she met lifelong friends, graduated from Hastings Sr. High School, and enjoyed diving, gymnastics and golf. She attended St. Olaf College where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, and started a career she loved dearly.

Dona had a kind heart whoever knew her could see that. She was always willing to help people and go the extra mile for family, friends or clients at work. She was also an animal lover. If there was a dog around and you couldn’t find Dona, you knew next to the dog, you’d find Dona enjoying some cuddles.

Dona was truly a one-ofa- kind wife, daughter, mom, sister, godmother, aunt, friend and so much more.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Loran and Evelyn Matsch; paternal grandparents, Linford (Hilde) and Harriet Hildebrandt; and parents-in-law, Wayne and Cecilia Nicklay.

Dona is survived by her husband, Steve Nicklay; children, Kaylyn and Mathew Nicklay; parents, John and Marlene Hildebrandt; sisters, Deb (Monica Devers) Hildebrandt, Tammy (Richard) Chorlton; and many other family members that loved her so much.

In honor of Dona’s kind heart, we ask that all memorials be sent to the family or encourage you to do an act of kindness in her memory.

If inclined to send flowers, please send them directly to Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel.

Memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 29, 2021, at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel in Hastings.

Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

For guestbook and further information, please visit www.hastingsmnfuneral. com Arrangements are being completed by Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings.

December 1, 2021