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St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
Wednesday March 24th, 2021

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Donna Mae Hill

Donna M. Hill, age 84, of Portage, MI passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, November 28, 2020. She was born in Sheboygan, WI on May 3, 1936 the daughter of Karl and Elsie (Jurk) Laue. Donna married Robert “Bob” Hill on July 25, 1959 in Sheboygan, WI. She has been described by her children as an angel on earth, Donna enjoyed a full and joyous life. Their 60 years in Maestro Acres brought them many neighbors who became lifelong friends. Throughout her life she devoted her time to raising her family, babysitting neighbor kids, grandkids, great grandkids, and working as an office manager at Griffin Pest Control. Outside of family, she enjoyed time with her Topps group, Encore Club, and working the flu shot clinics each year. While their children were off raising their own families, Donna and Bob made time to travel the world. She was a lifelong member of St. Catherine of Siena in Portage, MI. She is preceded in her passing by her husband: Robert Hill, her parents and her siblings: Richard Laue and Charles Laue; son in-law: Mark McCarty; and great granddaughter: Eden Hill Left to cherish her loving memory are her children: Laurie (Jack) Brennan, Brian (Dottie) Hill, Rod (Kim) Hill, and Julie McCarty; grandchildren: Nicole (Shawn), Adam (Jessie), Christopher, Amanda (Rylan), Zak, Mackenzie, Heather (Jon), Jennifer, Katie, Joshua (Kendra), Andrew (Paige), Amy, and Alex; great grandchildren: Marshall, Zelda, Gavin, Kagen, Henley, Chelsea, Makenna, Lily, Rylan, Ember, Darian, Kaliyah, Raphael, Rylan, Joshua, and a baby girl due in May, Kaleb, Madison, and Harper. In accordance with Donna’s wishes cremation has taken place and public services will be held on a later date. Memorials made in Donna’s memory may be directed to Saint Catherine’s Children’s Ministry, 1150 W. Centre Avenue, Portage, MI 49024. While at www.avinkcremation.com please take time to sign Donna’s webpage by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory. The Hill family is being cared for by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 5975 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI 49002 (269)344-5600. Live stream links: https://www.stcatherinesiena.org/mass https://www.facebook.com/stcatherinesiena/ https://bit.ly/stcatherinesienaYouTube

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Chuck & Paula Taylor Mar 25 2021 12:18 AM

My name is Brian Hill, and I am the eldest son of Donna and Bob Hill. My mother passed on November 28th, 2020 at home and at peace with the happenings of the world. Everyone has a story, and this is a brief story of who our Mom was to us. Our mother was a person of heart and someone that looked at the world in the most positive light. She taught us the importance of respect of others and for the need to always being the better person. She was the one to always guide our family on the path of seeing the positive in the smallest things of life and the importance of putting value in the love of people, not possessions. She was a cherished soul that based her believes from the guidance of God and the values that his teachings brought to our daily lives. I am a better person, a better man, and a better soul because she was the person she was. She has touched many of us in her special way and because of this she will be special to all of us. I love you more than words allow, and I look to you daily to guide me through my life journeys. You are missed. We Love You!

Brian Hill Mar 24 2021 1:43 PM

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Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society Mar 17 2021 11:13 AM

We will miss you Donna, dear friend and neighbor. Thanks for all the little things, like our chats over the back fence, and for watering our flowers when we were gone. May you rest in peace. We'll see you in Heaven. Judy and Bob

Robert McCain Dec 8 2020 8:35 PM

I am sorry to hear that your mother has passed away. She was a sweet lady that always had a smile on her face. Thoughts , love and prayers to all of you. Peggy Shepard

Peggy Dec 7 2020 9:19 PM

On the behalf of Townsend's family ... we are sending our condolences to your family. I will cherished my great memories with our special gathering families either be holidays, picnic or simply keeping in touch. Rest in paradise Aunt Donna and rejoicingly with Uncle Bob ... Rob Townsend and family

Robert R Townsend Dec 3 2020 6:57 PM

Thank you very much

Laurie Brennan Dec 3 2020 3:57 PM

So sorry to hear about Donna's passing she was a dear, sweet person that had a lot of love in her heart! She will be missed!! To Brian, Dottie, Zak and Kenzie, and all the rest of her family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace. She will be sadly misse

Chuck & Paula Taylor Dec 2 2020 5:23 PM

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Brian Allen Hill Dec 1 2020 8:21 PM

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