Obituary of Donna Williams
Donna Maxine Williams, 82, of Monticello , Iowa, passed away Monday July 3, 2017, at Crestridge Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday July 5, 2017 at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello with graveside services at 10:30 a.m.at Oakwood Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Colleen Petaros.
Donna Maxine Lukenbill was born September 28, 1934 in Harwood, Missouri to William Lukenbill and Violet Evelyn Murphy Lukenbill Henslee. Her parents later divorced and her mother moved to Los Angeles, California where Donna met the love of her life Russell Williams at a dance. They were married two days before her 18th birthday September 26, 1953.
Donna was known for her compassionate, loving and independent spirit. She loved word puzzles and rescuing cats from the dead of winter. Donna worked in human resources at the Anamosa State Penitentiary for 22 years. Donna adored her children and grandchildren with every ounce of her being.
Survivors include her half-brother Ralph Henslee of Portland, OR,
Children: Robert (Linda) Williams of Helotes, Texas, Mary Linda Williams of Anamosa, Iowa and John (Laura) Williams of Wheatland, Iowa
Grandchildren: Rachel, Rory, Ryan, Renee, Ben (Abbey), Shannon, Noah and Olivia and multiple nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Russell, her parents, and her sister Dorothea (John) Scherick, her brother William Lukenbill Jr. and her brothers and sisters in laws on the Williams side.