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Wendt, Donna Irene (White) (1931 - 2022)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 6/26/2022 at 12:12:04

Name of deceased: Donna Irene Wendt (nee White)

Aged: 91 yrs, 1 mo, 21 days

Residence: Azria Health Longview Nursing Home, Missouri Valley, Pottawattamie County, IA

Born: April 13, 1931; Portsmouth, Shelby County, IA

Died: June 3, 2022; Azria Health Longview Nursing Home, Missouri Valley, Pottawattamie County, IA

Funeral services: no information provided

Survived by: Daughter, Vicki (spouse, Gerald) Boeck of Hutchinson, KS; sons, Terry Wendt (spouse, Debra) of Missouri Valley, IA and Dean Wendt of Pisgah, IA; 8 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann Kups of Marshalltown, IA; brother, Dennis White (spouse, Lori) of Hayden, ID; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Leo and Veronica (nee Wehr) White; husband, James; son, Leslie; infant son, Ronnie Ray; grandson, Duane Boeck; sister, Patricia Dettmer; brother, retired Staff Sargent Neil White

Education: Graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School, Portsmouth, IA, Class of 1949

Religious affiliation: Lifelong member of the Catholic church: was a member of St. Mary Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Portsmouth, IA and then a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Missouri Valley, IA

Military service: n/a

Marriage: James S. Wendt; Feb. 15, 1950; location not provided

Employment: As a teenager, Donna would babysit as well as helping her mother and sister, Patricia, run the telephone company in Portsmouth, IA. As an adult, she worked as a nurse’s assistant at Jennie Edmondson Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA, cooked at the Missouri Valley/Logan Country Club and her last job was as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell in Council Bluffs, IA, from which she retired.

Hobbies/Interests: Favorite hobby was flower gardening; also enjoyed painting wooden projects which Jim would make; they both enjoyed camping; could play the piano by ear and enjoyed playing and singing with her kids and grandkids

Sources: Foutsfuneralhome.com


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