Donna Stockmeyer

April 6, 1925November 11, 2012

Age 87, born April 6, 1925 in Gilford, Michigan, passed away November 11, 2012 in Lansing. Longtime area retail manager and retired Food Service employee with the Okemos Public Schools. She is survived by her son James (Shari Nulf) of Leslie and granddaughters Aubrey and Allison; one sister, Nola Liebknecht of Reese, Michigan and numerous nieces and nephews. Donna was predeceased by her husband Raymond and oldest son Gary in 1970. Visitation for family and friends will take place from 4-8 PM on Wednesday, November 14, at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River, East Lansing, MI and on Thursday, November 15 from 4-8 PM at Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 9940 Saginaw St., Reese, MI. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 1946 S. Reese Rd, Reese, at 11 AM on Friday, November 16 with final internment at the Blumfield Township Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 S. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 48105-1942, in memory of Donna. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing, Michigan. On line condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 14, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, November 15, 2012
  • Memorial Service Friday, November 16, 2012

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Debbie Walker

November 27, 2012

Every summer for the last several years, my mother Helen and Donna went dancing together. They had a great time. When mother had surgery this summer, Donna visited her in rehab and they would talk for hours on the phone. Last time they talked was last month. Mom tried to call her just last week and told me when the phone was disconnected. She wondered if Donna had gone to be with God. We thank God he let us share some of our time with Donna. She was a kind soul and a good friend to my mom. She will be missed but not forgotten.

November 18, 2012


Your Mom was a great lady who made a real difference to so many of us growing up in Hillbrook. Playing ball in your driveway in the winter, hiding out in your basement, spending time with your family when things were quiet.......she was quick to praise when we were "good," but didn't hesitate to set us straight when we screwed up. She was a great Mom for so many of us in Hillbrook. She was also my own mother's close friend and was a great help before and after my Mom died. Best wishes to you and your family. Donna Stockmeyer will be missed.

Jean Robinson

November 14, 2012

Jim, I never met your mother, but it was very hard to lose mine. She was only 58 and died of stomach cancer. Thinking of you and Shari and your loss; prayers go out to you and all of your family.

Diane hanson Luetkenhaus

November 14, 2012

Jim I am so sorry for your loss, She was one of a kind. I was blessed to have known her. May she rest in peace.

Pat Miller

November 13, 2012

Like my brother, Ron, I have wonderful memories of Donna and the chats we had in her warm and welcoming kitchen. We are all lucky to have known her. In deepest sympathy,

Paul Hanses

November 13, 2012

A wonderful woman who will be missed in the neighborhood. She was a second mom to so many of us. I will miss her very much. So many memories of this great person. She would bake me pies as a thank you for helping her out. I'll miss her laughter and her words of wisdom.

Ron Miller

November 13, 2012

Spent many great moments with Donna as a teen sitting in the living room with her in the kitchen. She made sure things were OK with me after my mom passed.She was a great lady.

David Bouck

November 13, 2012

Donna was like my second mother growing up as a teenager. I spent almost as much time at the Stockmeyer home as I did my own. Donna was a great lady and will be missed.