Donna R. Hakken

September 17, 1932August 15, 2021

Donna R. Hakken, age 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, August 15, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Bernard D. Hakken. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Ruth (Douglas) Roosien, John (Susan) Hakken, Daniel (Lynda) Hakken, Timothy (Kellie) Hakken, Matthew (Amy) Hakken, Mary (Seishi) Okamoto, Andrew (Cara) Hakken; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Donna was born in Grand Rapids to Cora and John Hoogerhyde. She attended Union High School and Hope College. Donna and her husband served the Lord as missionaries in the Philippines and in Reformed Churches in Michigan and Iowa. Donna was also a high school teacher in Iowa. Her greatest joy was her family.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 23, 2021, at Martin Reformed Church, 1073 116th Ave., Martin, Michigan. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Rev. Mark Heijerman will be officiating. In honor of Donna and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Reformed Church of America - Widows and Orphans Fund. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


  • Reformed Church of America - Widows and Orphans Fund


  • Visitation

    Monday, August 23, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, August 23, 2021


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Dan Hakken

August 19, 2021

Mom was a gracious intelligent woman who cared, shared, loved us more than she loved her own life. She taught me how to read by sitting with me for hours helping me with books, never allowing me to add or change the words.

Mary Okamoto

August 18, 2021

I cherished our time together and I will miss you dearly. You were deeply loved by so many and I count myself lucky to have been one. Thank you for teaching me about love of parents, family and most importantly, the love of God.