Obituary

Donna Marie Nelson

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died January 3rd, 2016

Donna Marie Nelson, 81, 801 Lake Shore Drive, Escanaba, passed away on Sunday morning, January 3, 2016 at Bishop Noa Home.

She was born on June 28, 1934 in Escanaba, daughter to Lawrence and LaVergne (Tolan) Paquin. Donna was raised in Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba High School.

Donna worked a number of years at the AmVets Club of Escanaba.

Donna enjoyed her family, watching T.V., preparing for Christmas, spending afternoons with friends at McDonald’s in Walmart and engaging in a good conversation. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

She was a member of the Eagle’s Club Ladies Auxiliary of Escanaba.

Among her survivors include four sons, Terry and Patrick (Cindy) all of Escanaba, Paul of Appleton, Troy (Mary) of Escanaba; daughter, Colleen (Mike) Benoit of Kenosha, WI; sister, Sharon (Don) DeRusha of Escanaba; grandchildren, Shawn (Monica) Benoit, Cory (Christie) Benoit, Kim (Jeremy) Bishop, Erin (Ryan) LeMire, Allyson Kane, Tanner Nelson, Makenna Nelson, Jeremy Nelson, Lexi Nelson, Cassie Nelson; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The funeral service will follow at noon at the funeral home with Rev. Rick Courier officiating.

Burial will take place at Gardens of Rest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. A memorial in Donna’s name will be established at a later date.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Nelson family.

2 Tributes to “Donna Marie Nelson”

  1. Donna Nelson – we always called her Mrs. Nelson – was a very special lady to our family. She was a neighbor for many years and, even after she moved to another part of town, she was always quick with a hello and always asked how family members were doing. She and our mom (Cathy “Joan” Boudreau) would often see each other out shopping and catch up on how their kids were doing. One of the last times I saw her was a few years ago on the 4th of July when my brother Mark and sister Dee (Kathy) and I stopped by her house to say hello before the fireworks in the park. She welcomed us with open arms and visited with us for quite a while. She was such a kind person. Keeping your entire family in thoughts and prayers as you go through this most difficult time. God bless you all.

  2. we are sorry
    thinking and saying prayers love to you all Penny & Brandon

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