Passed away on November 13, 2012 in Santa Rosa. Devoted wife of Mike Heinzelman of Santa Rosa. Cherished mother of Teresa Heinzelman of Gualala; Michelle Huff (Steve) of Watertown, WI; Keith Heinzelman (Aimee) of El Cerrito; Charlotte Wildes (Robbie) of Carmel, ME; Daryl Heinzelman (Emily) of Santa Rosa; and Bryan Heinzelman (Laura) of Santa Rosa. Adored grandmother of Jennifer Leonard, Rebecca Huff, Jacob and Christina Wildes, and Lily and Oliver Heinzelman. Beloved great-grandmother of Hayden, Felix and Presley. Loving sister of Edith Mason of Atlanta; Marsha Schiller of Lodi, WI; and the late Walter Moses. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Age: 72 years. A Member of: Cathedral of St. Eugene and ICF Branch #198. Donna was born in Racine, WI and reared and educated in WI. On January 7, 1961, she married Mike in Menomonee Falls, WI and together they enjoyed over 51 years of marriage. When her children were young, she led them as Cub Scouts and Brownies. In 1976, the family moved to Sonoma County, settling in Santa Rosa. Donna worked at the See's Candy store in Montgomery Village for over 15 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, knitting, various crafts, and playing cards. She and Mike also enjoyed being members of the Wheel-Abouts, as they loved to camp and square dance. Over the years, she was an active participant in TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) graduating to a KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly). Donna was also very active in her parish, St. Eugene's, teaching CCD and volunteering her time and efforts. Above all, she loved her family; she will be missed. Friends and family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass, Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Eugene, 2323 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 4:00 p.m. at the LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, 4321 Sonoma Hwy., Santa Rosa. Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 1211 N. Dutton Ave., Ste. A, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or the St. Vincent de Paul of Sonoma County, Attn: Development Department, P.O. Box 1095, Rohnert Park, CA 94927. Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Santa Rosa.
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Published in the Press Democrat from Nov. 16 to Nov. 19, 2012