Donna Benedict

Donna Benedict

Donna Benedict, 75, of Maquoketa, passed away on May 14, 2019, at her home.  

Her celebration of life was held at Lahey & Dawson Funeral Service in Maquoketa at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 17. A visitation was held prior to her service from 9:30-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Maquoketa.  

Donna Jean was born on July 10, 1943, to Clinton and Sylvia (Varner) Koontz at home in Maquoketa. She worked as a waitress and bartender, an x-ray attendant, and at Sam’s Club. Donna enjoyed spending her time painting and baking, as she was an amazing cook and a very crafty lady.

Those left to cherish her memories are her three children, Robin Benedict of Pomeroy, Brandon (Brandi) Hudson of Iowa City, and Gordon Johnson of Pomeroy; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Mavis Koontz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, John, Bob, Richie, Jim, Jerry, William; three sisters, Thelma Davis, Clara Wagner, Mary Ann Hanke; a niece Cheyenne; and her son Craig William.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to her family in her honor.

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