Donna May Dean
January 22, 1942 - January 15, 2018
DONNA MAY (BECKER) DEAN, born January 22, 1942, was called home to her Lord on January 15, 2018 after a fierce battle with influenza and pneumonia. She was surrounded by her children, her brother and a niece, and other loved ones who together gave her over to God’s eternal love and care.
Donna May was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Louis and Beulah Becker, her younger sister Judy (Becker) Zimmerman, and her baby brother Louie (“Tooter”) Becker.
She is survived by her twin brother, Donald Ray, of Quincy, Michigan, and her five children: Darinda Nelson and her partner James of Joshua Tree, CA, Diana Dooley and her husband Ed of Coldwater, MI, Delores Morgano and her husband Mark of East Hampton, CT, David Dean and his wife Melinda of Coldwater, MI, and her “baby boy” Daniel of Farmland, IN. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and too many nieces and nephews to count, all of whom loved her dearly and will miss her terribly.
Donna May was born and raised in Garden City, MI and was a 1960 graduate of Garden City High School. She was, first and foremost, a mother and grandmother who cherished her family more than any other thing this world could give her. She loved spending time with her beloved grand- and great grandchildren and nieces and nephews, gardening, crossword puzzles, and visiting her niece, Brenda’s, farm when the lambs were born. She was quite talented with her industrial sewing machine, crafting auto and boat seat covers and upholstering furniture as a favorite hobby.
Calling hours will be on Friday, January 19th from 4 to 7pm, with funeral services on Saturday, January 20th at 11:00am, at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel, 403 S. Main Street, Reading, MI with burial to follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Reading. There will be a potluck gathering at the Reading American Legion after Donna’s graveside service.
Visitation: Friday, January 19, 2018 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in ReadingGet Directions
Funeral Service: Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:00 AM Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in ReadingGet Directions
Interment: Saturday, January 20, 2018 Maplewood CemeteryGet Directions