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Christy, Donna Doreen (1933-2015)


Posted By: Paul Nagy (email)
Date: 11/21/2015 at 12:56:54

Donna Doreen Christy
November 21, 1933 - October 27, 2015

Donna Doreen Christy, a daughter of George Cora (Kolpin) Oatman, was born in Buena Vista County near Alta, Iowa. She was baptized on December 17, 1933, and confirmed at St. Peterís English Lutheran Church in Newell, Iowa, on March 30, 1947. After the family moved southwest of Newell, she finished her education and graduated from high school in Sulphur Springs, Iowa.

Donna married Don Christy on May 30, 1952, in El Paso, Texas. While Don was serving in the military, they relocated to Washington State where Don was stationed. After Donís discharge in 1954, they moved to Sac City, Iowa, where they began to farm. In 1955, they moved and continued to farm north of Marathon. Donna worked on the farm right along with Don until they retired in 1996. Then, they moved from the farm to Milford in 2006. Throughout the years, Donna also worked at the Spencer Hospital and J.C. Penney. She enjoyed all sports, especially riding her bike and walking. Over the years, she attended several LWML conventions as well. After they retired, they spent their winters in Arizona and summers at Lake Okoboji. In 2010, they moved to Golfview Condominiums after Donnaís health started to decline.

Donna passed away on October 27, 2015, at Northshire at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Merle; and one sister, Eileen Schaffer.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Don, of Spencer, Iowa; three sons: Timothy (Becky) Christy, of Webb, Iowa, Rex (Jeanne) Christy, of Vinton, Iowa, and Philip (Siri) Christy, of Spencer, Iowa; seven grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; and one brother, Jack Oatman (Audrey), of Storm Lake, Iowa; as well as other relatives and friends.

SERVICES: 10:30 A.M., Saturday, October 31, 2015, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Spencer, Pastor David Zimmer officiating.

CASKET BEARERS: Jacob Christy, Andrew Christy, Bruce Stone, Ryan Johnson, Stanley Erickson, Larry Erickson

VISITATION: With the family present will be from 5:00 to 7:00P.M., Friday, October 30, 2015, at the funeral home.

MUSIC: Congregational Hymns, "Amazing Grace," "Lift High The Cross," "Abide With Me."

INTERMENT: 1:00 P.M., Saturday, October 31, 2015, Poland Township Cemetery, Marathon, Iowa.

Copyright © 2015, Warner Funeral Home, Spencer, Iowa


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