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Covell Funeral Home

312 Pine Street, Elk Rapids, MI

OBITUARIO

Donna E. Anderson

21 marzo , 194021 agosto , 2019

Donna Emilie Anderson, a woman of faith, phenomenal wife, mother and grandmother and whose talents as a musician and a nurse helped many people over the years, died on August 21, 2019; she was 79. Donna was born to Finnish parents Heimo and Gertrude Moilanen on March 21, 1940 in Hancock, MI. Donna grew up and graduated from Baraga High School. She majored in music at Northern Michigan University where she met another bright, young musician named Ted whom she would call her husband for the next 42 years. Donna went on to attend nursing school at the Henry Ford College graduating as a Registered Nurse. While living in Almont and raising their two children David and Laura, Donna worked at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester as well as Almont Community Hospital. After Ted’s retirement, they moved to the Elk Rapids area where Donna finished her career as home healthcare nurse at Northwest Health in Bellaire. Donna’s years of nursing and caregiving culminated in the care of her last patient as she managed the healthcare of her beloved Ted by caring for him at home after years of illness, performing his dialysis before he passed in 2004. Donna and Ted, often worked as a team in creating and directing community choirs. Her music could be heard accompanying the Community Choir of Imlay City and gracing weddings, funerals, graduations, church services and any other occasion requiring her skills as pianist and organist. In retirement, Donna and Ted continued to use their musical gifts for 20 plus years as members at Calvary Lutheran Church in Elk Rapids. She volunteered herself, gave of herself and is remembered by her children as being “as sweet as they come”. Donna will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by her children, Dave (Valentina) Anderson, Laura (Steve) Kornsey; her grandchildren, Alyssa (Joshua) Lein, Cameron and Carter Kornsey, Spencer and Sawyer Anderson; and her brother, Bill (Debby) Moilanen. Friends and family may visit on Friday, August 30 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Elk Rapids beginning at 1:00. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 with Pastor Zachary Nelson officiating, followed by a Committal service at Maple Grove Cemetery and a reception at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Elk Rapids Band Boosters. Elk Rapids High School 308 Meguzee Pt. Elk Rapids, MI 49629

  • DONACIONES

  • Elk Rapids Band Boosters

Servicios

  • Visitation viernes, 30 agosto , 2019
  • Funeral Service viernes, 30 agosto , 2019
  • Committal Service viernes, 30 agosto , 2019
  • Reception viernes, 30 agosto , 2019

Recuerdos

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stanley Steve kornsey

29 agosto , 2019

Well , Where do you start, mom was a true lady that lived by her heart, others came first. She cared for so many families with great pride and professionalism. She wanted all her family to remain together and close . She asked very little for herself , it was giving to others that made her grateful, it was her calling to help all that needed help.Even if you did not ask mom saw to it that you were well taken care of. I also saw that GOD had granted her the wisdom, and power to carry-out this task, music was her greatest gift of healing, she played countless hymns and songs on piano , organ, for all to hear and enjoy some of them even take you back in time.. I shall truly miss this great lady / my mom

Fred and Pat Fitch

29 agosto , 2019

Dave and Laura,
We were very sorry to hear about Donna's passing. We have many good memories of your folks and our early years in Almont. Lots of good times and good friends. Your Dad was Fred's "tenure coach" his first year teaching here, and your Mom and I shared a love of nursing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Always,
Fred and Pat Fitch

Diane Kubit-Kent

28 agosto , 2019

Condolences to Donna's loving family. She was the sweetest, kindest most thoughtful and loving cousin anyone could have. I'm unable to attend her service, you all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, cousin Diane

Lynne Avery Hollweg

28 agosto , 2019

I was in Ted’s first band in Almont. I remember him going north to get married to Donna. Donna played the organ for my wedding. I have so many wonderful memories of your parents, David and Laura. I am so sorry for your loss and hope the good memories shine through. Lynne Avery Hollweg

Joanne Poehler

26 agosto , 2019

Donna and I met at Samaritas where we both lived. We ate lunch together daily and lived right down the hall from each other. We talked a lot about her going to her granddaughter’s wedding and I’m so glad she was able to attend. I will miss her and our daily interactions. My sincere condolences to her family.

Joanne Poehler

Harlan and Shirley Tollefson

23 agosto , 2019

Donna was a wonderful friend since we were in grade school together. Our condolences to her family and all her friends from Baraga High School. Love, Shirley.

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