OBITUARY

Donna Marie (Holschen) Kaufman

July 6, 1957January 25, 2019
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Donna Marie Kaufman, 61, of Dupo, IL., born July 6, 1957 in Clayton, MO., passed away Friday, January 25, 2019. Donna was a cook at Dupo High School for many years and was a member of Jerome Lane Baptist Church in Cahokia, IL. She enjoyed scrapbooking, making ceramics, traveling, tending to her flower garden, teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School (VBS), and sharing the Gospel. Most of all, she loved and cherished spending time with her grandchildren. Donna is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Holschen and Marie Holschen (nee Murray). Donna married Darris Kaufman on September 20, 1980, and he survives. She is also survived by her children, Aaron (Carrie) Kaufman, Andrew (Heather) Kaufman, and Adam (Desiree) Kaufman; grandchildren, Lillie, Tristan, Jenna, and Seth; brother, Jim (Zonetta) Holschen; sisters, Karen (Ken) Towler and her twin sister Debbie (Ray) Moore; brothers and sisters in law, Paul (Linda) Kaufman, Linda (Kevin) Stoll and Rhonda (David) Smith and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. Memorial contributions may be made to the Siteman Cancer Center of St. Louis. Additional condolences may be offered online at ValhallaGardensandFuneralHome.com Visitation: Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, IL. 62223. Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, IL. 62223. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway, Belleville, Illinois 62223.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 2, 2019
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Donna Marie (Holschen) Kaufman

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Aaron Kaufman

January 30, 2019

Mom was a very special lady in my life. Mom was a very devoted christian women who loved the Lord. Mom was a big inspiration she would witness the joy of Jesus to anyone. Mom loved my daughters with all her heart. She was an amazing grandmother. She would share a special bond with my daughter Lillie and Jenna for ever. I remember moms special sign off "I love you to the moon and back." When a christian passes away its not good by forever, but rather see you soon, because one day I will get to see my mom again in heaven. Having faith in Jesus and salvation in Jesus assures me that I will see mom again. So in ending I would like to say mom you truly defeat cancer once and for all. Mom you truly gave cancer one good black eye.

Love you mom to the moon and back........

Christine Orkney

January 30, 2019

I met Donna through Facebook, for what seems like years ago. I am disabled and am at home most of the time - unless it is a doctor's appointment. Donna changed my life...she changed the way I saw things...she touched my heart. Through her humor and her belief in God, she inspired me. Personally, I am having a difficult time with her loss; I have never met her in person and yet I feel as though I lost a great friend. We did not pm each other, but we prayed for each other. She was a fighter. No matter how bad it was, through FB, she made me feel good - even when she was feeling bad. I miss her. My continued prayers for her family and friends. Hugs to Heaven.

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