Donna Jean Wilkerson

30 July , 19369 November , 2019
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Heaven gained another farmer on Saturday, November 9th, 2019. Donna Jean Wilkerson passed away surrounded by her loving family at Houston Methodist Hospital, The Woodlands,TX after an extended illness. Donna Jean was born on July 30th, 1936 to Don D. and Flora (Rish) Robinson in Kenton, Ohio. She married William R. Wilkerson on August 21, 1955 and he preceded her in death in 1988. Donna graduated from Forest High in 1954. She and Bill operated a Black Angus cattle and grain farm in Hardin and Wyandot Counties. She enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling, camping, boating, bicycling, riding her ATV and her golf cart. She was a life-long member of the Eureka United Methodist Church, 50 year member of the Goshen Grange, Hardin County Cowbelle’s & Cattleman’s Association, Ohio Farm Bureau member, United Methodist Women’s Society, and American Angus Association. She and her best travel buddy, Charles Kauser enjoyed amazing adventures all across the U.S. including Alaska and trips to Canada and Mexico. They spent summers in Ohio and Michigan and winters in Florida and visiting family in Texas. Donna is survived her daughters, Debra Lynn Elwood of Bryan, TX, and Billie Jean (Darryl) Pomarzynski of Conroe, TX; granddaughters, Erin Elizabeth Elwood, of McKinney, TX and Jeannie Marie Elwood (Filiberto Delgado) of Bryan, TX and great granddaughter Tayler Lynn Elwood of Bryan, TX. Donna is also survived by her partner, Charles A. Kauser, Paulding, OH, Steven (Amy) Kauser of Paulding, OH, Kathy (Bruce) Dangler of Van Wert, OH and Walter Kauser of Paulding, OH; grandchildren Kyle (Kelsey) Kauser, Cassandra Kauser (Caleb Tobe), Eric Dangler, Mitchell Dangler, Brent Kauser (Brittney Sharp) and Christina (Steven) Burk and eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Dean (Susan) Wilkerson, many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. Donna will be missed by her countless friends in Ohio, Michigan, and Florida. Services for Donna will be held in Conroe, TX on Sunday, November 24th 2019 at 10 a.m. at Cashner Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held in Forest, Ohio in the spring of 2020 before she is laid to rest at Hueston Cemetery outside of Forest. Further information will be provided at a later date. On-line condolences may be made at Donations in her memory may be sent to Jackson-Forest EMS, 211 W. Lima St. Forest, OH 45843


  • Charles A. Kauser, Partner
  • Don D. Robinson (Flora Robinson), Parents (deceased)
  • William R. Wilkerson, Husband (deceased)
  • Debra Lynn Elwood, Daughter
  • Billie Jean Pomarzynski, Daughter
  • Erin Elizbeth Elwood, Granddaughter
  • Jeannie Marie Elwood, Granddaughter
  • Taylor Lynn Elwood, Great Granddaughter
  • Dean Wilkerson, Brother-in-law
  • Kyle Kauser, Grandchild
  • Cassandra Kauser, Grandchild
  • Eric Dangler, Grandchild
  • Mitchell Dangler, Grandchild
  • MItchell Dangler, Grandchild
  • Brent Kauser, Grandchild
  • Christina Burk, Grandchild
  • She is also survived by eight grand other great grandchildren and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, 24 November , 2019


Donna Jean Wilkerson

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Cathy Watley

24 November 2019

Prayers for peace and hugs to my sweet friends that shared their sweet Mom and Grandmother with me. I will never forget Billie and her Momma holding hands in the car while we were going somewhere. I had a perfect view from the back seat. It is a beautiful snapshot in my mind. Two hands together, one having seen many years and the other with so many years ahead. Of course it made me miss my Mom while reminding me how strong a bond we have with our mommas. Love you all. Cathy.

Matt Jennings

19 November 2019


I was very sad to hear of the passing of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers daily. I miss seeing and talking to you and although I regret the circumstances, will look forward to seeing you at Donna's celebration of life in the Spring.

Take care and do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything you need back home.

Matt & The Jennings Family

Abe and Brenda Jennings

14 November 2019

Dear Billie and Family,
We were saddened to read of your great Mom's passing. We hope it was peaceful and swift!
We long remember all the fun we had with you, Matthew and Shaun with the 4-H steer projects and all the fun we had with you here.
We remember when you moved to Michigan and Matt was sad over that and now you are in Texas.
We hope life has been good to you and yours.
Life is never the same without our dear always got you back Mom's!
She still has your back looking down upon you.
We are all good. Maria and her husband live in Hilliard Ohio. They both will retire from Honda in about 18 months then will relocate to Florida. Her son Steth is an RN and works at Lima Memorial in the surgery department. He lives in Kenton is dating a very nice young lady.
Matthew, Marcy and Mitchell are all well. Mitchell will be 16 on Leap Year day next year! Doesn't seem possible. He loves steers as well. Runs in the family!
Abe and I are both still working. He farms, raises cattle, and does appraisals. I work 2 days a week at Wyandot Memorial which I enjoy. Still live at the same nest.
You are friends forever and we extend our heartfelt sympathy and forever friendships, Abe and Brenda

Ruth Waggoner

13 November 2019

Bill and I will sure miss Aunt Donna. She would call and ask me - are you down south yet ,or our door bell would be ring ing and her and Charlie were stopping by. Always saying we were in the neighborhood so we stopped to visit. We started to have our Easter get togethers before everyone headed back north. Those will be the times we will cherish. Aunt Donna always had a smile and a positive attitude for whatever life threw at her. She loved her family dearly.
We will miss you ! Sincere Condolences to Billie,Darryl,Debbie and the girls.
Love Bill and Ruth Waggoner

Christina and Carleigh Burk

12 November 2019

Jill Damveld

12 November 2019

I have so many memories of time spent with all of you in Indian River. Donna was always so kind and welcoming to me. She always made me feel like part of your family. I will miss seeing her every summer. We are thinking of you all and sending hugs. Love you

Ryne and chris Dangler

12 November 2019

Thinking of all the family at this difficult time. We have many great memories of times spent together camping & being neighbors. What an amazing lady. Will miss her. She is in gods hands now. Ryne and Chris Dangler and family.

Kelli Bostelman

12 November 2019

I’ll never forget family reunions on the farm!! Being chased by a rooster. I sure miss those days!! And I’m SO GLAD I got to see you 3 the summer you girls stopped by!!! All my love to you girls !! And I know my gram will be there to wrap her wings around your gram❤️
Jay Kelli Jayden Brylee Bostelman
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