Donna Irene Wendt, 91, died on Friday, June 3, 2022, at Azria Health Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley. She was born April 13, 1931, to Leo and Veronica (Wehr) White in Portsmouth. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She grew up in the Portsmouth area and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in 1949. Donna married James S. Wendt on Feb. 15, 1950. Five children were born to this union. Donna held many jobs in her lifetime, but her most favorite job was being a mother and grandmother.
Donna was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Missouri Valley. Her favorite hobby was flower gardening and painting the wooden projects that Jim would make.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; son, Leslie; infant son, Ronnie Ray; grandson, Duane Boeck; sister, Patricia Dettmer; and brother, retired Staff Sargent Neil White. She is survived by her daughter, Vicki and her husband Gerald Boeck of Hutchinson, Kan.; two sons, Terry Wendt and his wife Debra of Missouri Valley and Dean Wendt of Pisgah; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann Kups of Marshalltown; brother, Dennis White and his wife Lori of Hayden, Idaho; and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Missouri Valley. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Portsmouth.
Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine is in charge of arrangements. www.foutsfuneralhome.com