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“To the Williams family,So sorry to hear of your loss.We lost Mom( Dorothy M. Romine in 1999.Many great memories of our family spending whole weekends...Read More »
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“Donna was my older cousin (6 years older) and on the weekend evenings she would babysit myself and two brothers Bruce and Don. Bruce Williams was...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Sydney Beckord - Sun City West, AZ

“Bruce, Jan & Judy. So saddened to hear of Donna's passing. What a great picture for her memorial picture. I'll keep you all in my prayers. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Carol Williams - Poky

“To the family of Donna Williams,We at Crown Packaging would like to send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one.May you cherish all of...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Kristy Pauly - Omaha, NE - Friend

“Jan,So sorry to hear about your mom. Keeping you & your family in my thoughts & prayers. ”
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Donna Jean Williams, 85, of Ankeny, peacefully passed away on, Monday, January 13th at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, with her family by her side. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA).
She was born on Dec 1, 1934 to LeRoy and Geneva Miller. She graduated from Rolfe High School where she then met the love of her life, Bruce Williams. They moved to Polk City where they started their family. Donna and Bruce had three girls, Judy Erickson and the twins Joan Herring & Janet Hanson. The Williams then moved to Ankeny, and Donna worked as a florist for Carmen's Flowers for several years. She enjoyed most of all taking care of her husband, family and grandchildren.
Donna had many passions in life, some of which were camping and fishing with her husband, playing cards, knitting, sewing, crocheting, beading, and many other crafts. She also enjoyed playing guitars and the piano. She loved spending her winters in Arizona and made many lifelong friends along the way. Donna was also an active member of the women's Auxiliary for the Ankeny Fire Department.
Donna is survived by her husband, Bruce; daughters, Janet Hanson (Greg), Judy Erickson; son-in-law, Randy Herring; grandchildren, Angie Erickson, Marie Herring, and Joey Rorebeck, and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceding Donna in death are her daughter, Joan Herring; parents; and brother, Marvin Miller.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mercy Hospice in Johnston.