Donna Jean Paul,76, of Hudsonville, Mich. Passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
A visitation is planned for friends and family Thursday, Aug. 1, from 6-8 p.m. at Bauer Community Fellowship. Memorial contributions may be made to Bauer Community Fellowship or Faith Hospice.
A service celebrating Donna’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Bauer Community Fellowship, 4852 Bauer Rd., Hudsonville, with Pastor Robert Whinnen officiating.
Donna was born June 3, 1943, to Don and Dorothy Marsh in Waterloo. She worked many different jobs throughout her life, but her favorite was the role of Mom and later added Nana (or Noni as some of her grandkids so lovingly called her) to her list of favorite job titles. Donna faithfully believed in Heaven and angels and she was a prayer warrior for all who knew her. She and Lowell raised their family and even foster parented for many years in Waterloo. Later on, they moved to Readlyn then to Manchester and finally settled in Hudsonville, Mich.
After a long and graceful battle with cancer, her Savior welcomed her into his loving embrace. She was reunited with her parents and some very precious friends and family members as she walked through Heaven’s glorious gates. Those left behind to celebrate her 76 years on earth include the love of her life, Lowell Paul of Hudsonville, Mich.; four daughters: Robyne (Ko) Magee of Holland, Mich., Dawne (Mike) Garvey of Holland, Mich., Kristi (Doug) Chapin of Hudsonville, Mich., and Kira Cizek of Manchester; 11 grandchildren: Blake (Amanda Watkins) Bergeson of Detroit, Mich., Bret (Maggie) Bergeson of Holland, Mich., Ryan (Victoria) Garvey of Des Moines, Jordan (Brittney) Garvey of Des Moines, Meryn (Zach) Hill of Urbandale, Adam Chapin of Hudsonville, Mich., Alex (Mary) Chapin of Hudsonville, Mich., Aaron Chapin of Hudsonville, Mich., Lucas Cizek of Manchester, Max Cizek of Manchester, and Joey Cizek of Manchester; three great-grandchildren: Bennett and Everly (Blake and Amanda), and Barrett (Meryn and Zach), with two more great-grandchildren on the way; and brother, Dale Marsh of Manchester.
A note from Donna: You cannot imagine the Welcome Home Party I received on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. My Eternal home is so much more beautiful than I ever thought possible. Of course, I’m going to miss holding the hand of my true love whom I met in 1960, and married Jan. 13, 1962. I’m going to miss my girls and how each one of them were so unique in their own way, but together made my life so much richer. I’m going to miss my grandchildren who all brought so much joy into my life. I sure loved being a Nana, and then they started giving me great-grandchildren and I never knew that my heart could continue to grow so large. I’m going to miss sewing and mending for my family, scrapbooking the memories we all made together, listening to my children and grandchildren sing when they’re all together, the gorgeous landscaping my husband so faithfully took joy in doing, and the laughter of friends and family gathered around me. But oh how I love the smile that radiates from my Savior’s face, and the music the angels sing. The beauty that surrounds me here is far and above anything imagined so I look forward to the day I can welcome my family and friends into paradise.
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