Obituary for Donna Marie Wisniewski

Donna Marie Miller was born June 27, 1949, in Clifford, Michigan, the daughter of Robert and Shirley (Owen) Miller. As the eldest daughter she was a caregiver at heart. Throughout all phases of her life she cared for those in need. First for her grandmother, then her children, and eventually for the eldery at Carefree Retirement Center and the children at Fairview Ridges. Donna was a homemaker who kept the most immaculate household. She loved to entertain hosting the most amazing parties, no matter the venue from the blue velvet adorned basement, the Ritz on wheels motorhome to the lake […]

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Donna Marie Miller was born June 27, 1949, in Clifford, Michigan, the daughter of Robert and Shirley (Owen) Miller. As the eldest daughter she was a caregiver at heart. Throughout all phases of her life she cared for those in need. First for her grandmother, then her children, and eventually for the eldery at Carefree Retirement Center and the children at Fairview Ridges.

Donna was a homemaker who kept the most immaculate household. She loved to entertain hosting the most amazing parties, no matter the venue from the blue velvet adorned basement, the Ritz on wheels motorhome to the lake home bonfires. She was also an amazing cook. She showed her love through her food – some of her favorites and ours too were the cabbage rolls, pierogis, egg rolls, and fish fries. And let’s not forget the pies – she loved to make them and she also enjoyed a slice or two or three.

You could always count on her for a lively conversation whether it was a brief two hour phone call or conversation at the card table no subject was off limits including politics or religion from the magnanimous Trump to the notorious Roman Catholics. And along the way she picked up a bit of medical knowledge earning her the affectionate title of Dr. D. From your ailments to your personal problems she knew the answer and made sure to share it. Did we mention cards? She was a fierce card player. Euchre was her favorite but it was family, friends, and laughter that made the games memorable (or a good cash prize).

Donna entered eternal life on June 27, 2017. She passed on the day of her birth at the age of 68. Her spirit lives on through her children: Harold (Melanie) Spencer of Farmington, Shannon (Ray) Schiell of Nerstrand, Shenea (Ken) Brockman of Bettendorf, IA, Shane Wisniewski of FL, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also leaves behind brothers and sisters: Robert Miller, Marlene (Jim) Long, Carolyn Miller, Daryl Miller, Cheryl Miller, Donnie Miller and Shirley Ann Simpson. Also by many other loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Shirley Miller and a sister Brenda Johnson. May they rest in God’s loving peace.

A prayer service for Donna will be Monday, July 3, 2017, beginning at 11:00am at Valley Grove Church in Nerstrand. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the church. Burial following the service will be at Valley Grove Cemetery near Nerstrand. Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home. biermanfuneralhome.com

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Funeral

11:00 AM - July 3, 2017


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Valley Grove Church
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  1. Elaine Lambert

    I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Donna’s family. For right now there’s no detour around grief, no shortcut through sorrow. However, 2 Cor.4:7 says that God can give us, “… power beyond what is normal “, to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget, but it means we recover. The reason we recover is because of our hope. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28, “… all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out “. Jesus was referring to the resurrection, this is our amazing hope. The Bible likens our hope to an anchor. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us, keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness. 2 Cor.1:3 describes our Creator as, “… the God of all comfort “. One way that God comforts us is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. May the God of comfort be your comfort now during this time of sorrow. For Bible answers to life’s big questions please visit JW.org.

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