Donnavieve Westfield

Donnavieve Westfield

Donna (Reed) Westfield was born at home on December 8, 1921 to Walter and Florence (Julian) Reed. After dealing with the aftermath of a stroke for several months she joined the love of her life, Fred, in heaven on Sunday, September 15, 2013. While in high school Donna worked at Clyde Berry’s Grocery Store (later Dick’s Grocery) in Otsego. She enjoyed her work as cook and nanny while her husband Fred worked as handyman at the historic Bardeen family mansion. They lived in the carriage house there in their early years where their daughter Judy was born and five years later their second daughter Lorna came along. Donna worked at a fruit canning factory in Medford, OR during WW II and later worked at the Fram Company in Otsego (formerly Eady Shoe factory); the coating mill; the MacSimBar, folding egg filters and Span Brass. Donna enjoyed being a part of the Otsego UMC and helping with the Apple Dumplin’ Gang. Being a warm, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were her passions. She loved her flowers especially “Lilacs in the Spring”, working in her gardens and well-kept yard as well as watching and feeding the birds. She so enjoyed treating everyone who walked through her door with goodies and candy and playing cards, especially “horse and pony”. Her grandchildren and great grands were the joy of her life. Everyone called her the baby magnet. She was married to her loving husband Fred on July 19, 1941. They spent 67 years together until his passing on Christmas day in 2008.

Surviving are her daughters, Judy (Chuck) Kiel of Plainwell and Lorna (Craig) Sisson of Otsego; 5 grandchildren, Fred (Debbie) Kiel, Tim (Dana) Kiel, Angie (Mike) Galovan, Sarah (Mark) Rollandini and Stephen Craig (Abby) Sisson; 12 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Glenda Staley and Linda Clock and a brother Walt (Vivian) Reed; many well-loved nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, and sisters, Wilma Cushman, Peggy Rex and Maryann Reed.

Friends may meet with Donna’s family at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego to celebrate her wonderful life on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at the Otsego United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Donnavieve may be made to the Otsego United Methodist Church or Wings of Hope Hospice.

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  1. Cassi and Tyler Ely says:

    Very sorry to hear about Aunt Donna’s passing. Donna was always a joy to be around and will be greatly missed. I was always thankful for her kindness to my father Kevin. My thoughts and prayers to you Judy, Lorna and the whole family.

  2. Jim and Patti Hewitt says:

    We are saddened at the passing of Donna. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. She was a greatly admired and respected lady.

  3. Gary & Barb Michaels says:

    Lorna, Craig & Family,

    So sad to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  4. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Dear Craig, Lorna and Family,
    We pray for all of you at this sad time. Please know that your mother is now an Angel in Heaven watching over you! God Bless you!

  5. Tina Lynch says:

    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Donna. She was always so sweet to my children (Clock Kids) and myself. She would always make sure to let us know to stop by her house on Halloween, so she could see the children in their costumes and give them their treats. The Kids always wanted to go there 1st! My Condolences to the entire Family,

  6. Deb Johnson says:

    Prayers for comfort for you at this difficult time. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.

  7. Sue Higgs says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Westfield families especially Judy and Chuck, Lorna and Craig, and Fred and Debbie in the loss of your mother and grandmother. I have known you for years and know this is a difficult time for all of you. She is at peace now and she can be reunited with her beloved Fred again.

  8. Russ and Christy Clock and family says:

    To the Westfield Family, our thoughts, prayers and hugs are with all of you during this time and in the weeks to come. Our family was blessed to know such a caring and beautiful woman. We all have fond memories of time spent with her thru out the years.

  9. Larry and Kathi Fuss says:

    Thoughts and prayers going out to all the Westfield family! You have so many wonderful memories which help get through the rough times a bit!

  10. LES GILLILAND says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    May the lord continue to be with you and yours.

    Les & Sharon

  11. Don & Sherry Hurlbut says:

    Lorna, Craig & Family: So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May you take comfort in knowing that she’s now in Heaven with your Dad. May your many wonderful memories help you through these difficult times.

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