September 15, 1937 – February 9, 2021
Donna Mae Rawlings, loving wife, devoted mother, and treasured Nana joined Jack, her husband of 63 years, in eternal rest on February 9, 2021.
Doni was a working mother and set an inspiring example for her daughter and granddaughters. An employee of the State of Michigan , she worked for several departments, including the State Hospital, the Unemployment Office, and the Department of Natural Resources. A gifted seamstress and designer, she created numerous wedding gowns, formals, and dresses for special occasions. Donna Mae was awarded Homemaker of the Year of the Northwestern Michigan Fair, recognizing her crochet, crafts, apple dumplings, cherry pie, and kolaches.
The youngest of eight children, Donna Mae was born on the family farm and died there in the care of her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Jack Rawlings, her granddaughter, Kendra Worthing, her parents, Elmer and Clara Pierce. Her siblings also preceded her in death.
Donna will be forever missed by her son, Steve (Tammy Bach), daughter Tamie (Pete Richard), grandchildren Kyle Worthing (Nichole), Ellie Rawlings and Lilly Rawlings. She is also survived by great grandchildren, Jakson Kaltved, Lydia Worthing, Layla Worthing, and Jakobi Kaltved. Many nieces and nephews will remember Aunt Doni and her famous chicken and dumplings.
A celebration of life will be held at a future date.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Jim and Judy Rawlings
February 11, 2021
Doni was always a sweet, kind and fun sister in law and was always so willing to help any way she could. She was a great cook and wonderful hostess. Both Jack and Doni are loved and greatly missed . We’re remembering all their family and friends in prayer and we send our love.💞💞
February 9, 2021
My thoughts are with all of the Rawlings family. Be assured she is with Jack and is looking down sharing the memories of all of you. Know she loved each and every one of you. RIP Donna Mae....