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Donna J. Ernest


1929 - 2019
Donna J. Ernest Obituary
Donna J. Ernest

Born: December 29, 1929

Died: May 24, 2019

Donna J. Ernest, 89, of Sycamore died Friday, May 24, 2019 at Kishwaukee- NW Medicine Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

She was born December 29, 1929 in Cedar Rapids, IA. to Leon and Laura (Waldo) Butts. She moved to Bemidji, Minnesota as a child for a short time and then moved to Sycamore, Il. She met Tom during her time at Sycamore High school.

She married Thomas K. Ernest on April 21, 1951.

Donna was co-owner of 'The Shop' in Maple Park for many years doing all the bookwork.

Donna was a life long HUGE CUBS fan. She watched every game she could. She loved being able to share that with others. She enjoyed being in her yard. She had huge beds of poppies and peonies that she loved. She had an extensive rock garden in the corner that she enjoyed.

Donna was active in community affairs. She had served on the Maple Park library board and the planning commission. All while raising her two sons.

Survivors include her two sons, Steven (Deb) Ernest and James (Susan) Ernest all of Sycamore and one brother, Rick. Two grandchildren Christopher and Cory Ernest and one niece Sara.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Thomas, siblings Charles, Leslie, Betty Jean, Donald and Anna and 2 granddaughters in infancy, Jennifer and Tara and niece Kimberly.

Her visitation will be on Thursday May 30th from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore.

Her private burial will be held on Friday at the Charter Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Meals on Wheels in care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL. 60178.

For info or to sign the online guest book, go towww.ButalaFuneralHomes.com
Published in Daily-Chronicle on May 25, 2019
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