Donna Harter

Donna Harter

Donna J. Harter of Otsego, MI passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Kairos Dwelling in Kalamazoo with her family by her side. Donna was born August 31, 1929 in Watson Township, MI in the home of her parents; Raymond “Bill” and Esther (Baker) Newcomb.

She is survived by her brother , Jim (Sue) Newcomb; 3 sons, Leon (Cindy) Harter, Bob (Bonnie) Harter and Ron (Penny) Harter; grandchildren, Chasity and Jessecia Harter; step grandchildren, Christie Snyder, Justin Snyder; her Aunt, Helen Baker; nephews, Nathan (Shawn) Newcomb, Corey (Tricia) Newcomb, Eric (Linda) Hewitt, Dawn Hewitt; brother-in-law, Hal Hewitt and a special friend and caregiver, Claudia Blaha; as well as many extended family members and friends.

Donna was united in marriage to Leon M. Harter Sr. in 1946. She worked many years for Otsego Public Schools as a bus driver, worked for and retired from National Waterlift, was a demo lady at Sam’s Club, a door greeter at Walmart and drove cars for Midway Chevrolet until her health declined. In her lifetime she was a member of the VFW, enjoyed BINGO, crocheting, crafts, playing the lottery, casinos, holidays, cookouts and spending time with her family, friends and her cat Punkin.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Debra Nelson; her sisters, Joan Hewitt and June Girton; brother-in-law, John Girton, infant brother, Raymond Newcomb and a niece, Terry Reynolds.

Friends may visit with her family on Sunday from 3-6 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where services will be held on Monday at 11 A.M. with Rev. Patricia Catellier officiating. Burial will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Donna may be made to Kairos Dwelling or Heartland Hospice.

Messages of condolence may be left at www.WinkelFuneral Home.com

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  1. Roger & Carol Crisman says:

    Thinking of you all at this time of your loss.

  2. Robin Walters says:

    To the Harter Family: I truly adored my visits with Donna and will miss her dearly. I am so pleased she and Debbie are together again. Such beautiful souls. I feel lucky to have met them.

  3. Ally Newcomb says:

    I know we wernt close but u are still my Aunt Donna and i miss u and i will always love you!!!<3

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