Donna Jean Gajeski

September 9, 1946November 23, 2012

Donna Jean Gajeski, 66, passed away November 23, 2012 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. Cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services. Online condolences may be made at

She was born on September 9, 1946 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Philip and Genevieve (Dietmeyer) Rotundo. She married Roger Gajeski on November 4, 1967 in Davenport. She passed away on what would have been Roger’s 69th birthday. Donna Enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include her children: Roger (Rosaline) Gajeski, Blue Grass; David Gajeski, Davenport; Mary (Marcus) Speece, Davenport; John (Victoria) Gajeski, Bettendorf; and Ann Gajeski, Davenport; sisters: Patricia Rotundo, Texas and Marilyn Rotundo, Bettendorf; brother, Thomas Rotundo, Texas; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Philip Rotundo.


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Jayne Davis

December 27, 2012

You probably don't remember me but I'm your cousin from Illinois. I'm so sorry to read of Donna's passing. We lost touch in later years but I remember many good times when you guys and your grandma would come to Wadsworth to visit Aunt Dottie. Sadly they are gone.

Jayne Stahl Davis

Babs Huffhines

December 27, 2012

Mary, Pat, Tom and families,

I just heard about Donna. Mary Dietmeyer called me. I feel so bad. I hope she did not suffer too much. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

November 29, 2012

Marilyn, I am so sorry and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I took care of Donna during her last months at Hospice House and I want you to know your sister was a beautiful and loving women.

November 29, 2012

Ann, I want you to know that the times I shared with your mother while she was at Clarrisa C. Cook Hospice House are memories I will always remember. The love she had for you and how she would light up when you came for your visits. She will always be with you in your heart and ours at the Hospice House. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Gina VerBeke

Cheryl Berg

November 28, 2012

To the entire family of Donna Gajeski- I am truly sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. I pray all of you will remember the good times the most and let God do his healing of your grief. God Bless your mother and all of you.

November 28, 2012

Ann, I am very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a wonderful woman, full of grace and gratitude. I absolutely loved caring for her in her final months at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. My thoughts and prayers will be with you always. May her spirit always dance in your heart.
Caramarie Voelliger

Floyd McKenzie

November 26, 2012

Send you a prayer to let you know how Sorry Jane & I are of our loss .She is now with her dear Roger. She was always a happy and loving freind and will greatly missed and our thoghts sre with you God bless Donna and take care of ner

November 26, 2012

Mary and Annie I am so sorry to read of your mother's passing. I never got the chance to meet any of you kids but Donna talked proudly of all of you. She was my caretaker after I had knee replacement surgery. She was with me every evening for 3 months and her friendship meant alot to me. She had a heart of gold. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Take care.

Cheryl Weipert

November 26, 2012

Mary, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless you and your family.

Suzy Hartung

November 25, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. Although we later lost touch, the Rotundo kids and the Hartung kids grew up near one another; our fathers worked at Oscar Mayer. Gen Rotundo was so kind to our mother when Mom was ill with cancer, and she was so kind to us following Mom's death. I always had the greatest respect for Donna. Sincere sympathies from the Hartung "kids": Judy Hance, Beardstown, IL; Ron and Ruth Hartung, Tallahassee, FL; Pam and Bob Gunderson, Redmond, WA; Suzy, Davenport; and the memory of our late brother Mark. God bless you all . . . our prayers are with you at this sad time.