Donna Beery Heavilin, 91

Donna Beery Heavilin, 91, of Douglas passed away April 23, 2017. Donna was born in Fennville on June 16, 1925, to Harry and Delia Sargent.
Donna graduated from Fennville High School in 1942. She was active in her community as an Eastern Star Member, a Sunday School teacher and the church treasurer. She worked at what was known as Taft's Super Market for nearly 30 years.
Before working at Taft's she was a stay-at-home mom doing side jobs such as picking cherries, taking in ironing and cleaning cottages on the lakeshore. She delighted in spending quality time with her family and loved her Detroit Tigers.
Donna loved traveling to the Upper Peninsula and spending time on the beach, even up until her last day on this earth when she and her daughter Donita made a trip to Lake Michigan. After her retirement you could not find her at home, but traveling extensively including places like Australia, New Zeeland, Hawaii, Alaska, Panama Canal, and numerous cities throughout the United States.
A life well traveled, her positive outlook was shared with all.
Donna was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years Harold Beery; second husband of 22 years Charles Heavilin; parents, Harry and Delia Sargent; sisters, Dorothy Skinner and Ellen Hall; and great-grandson Chad Ethan Germain.
She is survived by her biological children, daughter Donita Beery and sons, Bill (Nancy) Beery and Don (Patti) Beery; step-children, Celeste (Bob) Gerde, Patti Rummler, Bixby Heavilin, Dan (Char) Heavilin, Anna (Brian) Males and John (Lana) Heavilin; 21 beloved grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren and a large extended family.
A funeral mass was Friday, April 28, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Douglas. Visitation was at Dykstra Funeral Home-Saugatuck Chapel, on Thursday, April 27.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Saugatuck Scholarship Foundation (S.S.F.), 524 Marshall Street, Allegan, MI 49010 or Christian Neighbors Inc. 100 St. Peter's Drive, Douglas, MI 49406.
Arrangements were provided by Dykstra Funeral Home, www.dykstrafuneralhome.com.

 

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