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Donna Jean Cekander

Donna J. Cekander, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Donna was born on September 7, 1942 to John and Leona (Welch) Utterback. Donna grew up in Lansing and was a huge Michigan State Spartans fan, she especially enjoyed watching the basketball and football games. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved spending time with them, and even in the end her eyes would light up when they came to see her. Surviving are her children, Cathie (Chris) Lewis, John (Carolyn) Cekander, and Karmon (Jeff) Reynolds, grandchildren, Leslie, Jordin, Justin, Kathryn, Kristin, Nathan, Alex, and Jessica; sister Jeri May; and numerous great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents and a sister, Joyce Guthrie. A small family service will take place at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Ascension Hospice of Kalamazoo Michigan. While visiting Donna's webpage at www.avinkcremation.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. The family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Home; 5975 Lovers Lane in Portage.

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Diane Fischer Apr 23 2021 2:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donna Cekander

Jack Fischer Apr 23 2021 1:52 PM

I am not sure anyone is viewing this page as it is now April 2021. I came across this obituary by accident. I noticed the Cekander name. Does anyone know if Donna Jean or her family knew a Walter (Wally) or Josephine Cekander? Cekander is not a common name. There are a few Cekander's in the California area & I was wondering if there was a connection. (Especially with the Carolyn and John Cekander as we also have a Caroline Cekander and a John Cekander as well). Condolences to the family. janet.cekander@macerich.com

Janet Cekander Apr 10 2021 5:59 PM

I had the pleasure of being Donnas care taker couple times a week. She was my first client. Such a great loving lady and I will miss her. Loved coming to her home and helping her what ever she needed. Sorry for everyones loss.

Kristen Golden Nov 3 2020 1:13 PM

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Janet Graham Oct 30 2020 5:33 PM

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Oct 30 2020 12:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Donna Cekander

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