Donna LaCross1940 - 2018
Donna J. LaCross, age 77 of Cheboygan
passed away Monday, April 24, 2018 at
McLaren Hospital in Petoskey.
She was born December 21, 1940 in Cheboygan,
the daughter of Joseph and Cecile (McKervey) Donovan.
She attended and graduated from Cheboygan High School. On July 2, 1960
she married Edward P. LaCross also of Cheboygan, They celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary in 2010. After having 3 children she decided
to join the work force as a working mom in Cheboygan and Mackinac,
then retiring with her husband, Donna and Ed enjoyed many trips to
Florida. She also enjoyed spending time and cooking meals for her
family, playing Candy Crush, knitting, camping, and communicating with
all of her friends and family via telephone and Facebook. She was the
best wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend that anyone
could ask for. She was a pleasure to be around and made light hearted
jokes that made everyone want to spend more time with her.
Donna is survived by:
her husband, Edward;
daughter Deborah (Allen) Tomlinson and son Jeffery (Gayle) LaCross.
Donna enjoyed looking after her many loving and adoring grandchildren,
Ryan, Lauren, Brandon and Andrew LaCross, Melissa Pellenz, Rachel,
Aaron, Makenzie and Ian Rheam, Wyatt and Jessica Tomlinson,
Maxim Tomlinson, Jeff, Julic, Ella and Clara Froster and Danielle, Gabe
and Luca Genovese;
2 sisters, Helen Reister and Eileen (Stan) Greenman;
4 brothers, Robert (Tracy) Donovan, Oswald (Susan) Donovan,
Michael (Susan) Donovan and Roger (Lisa) Donovan,
She was preceded in death by:
her daughter, Marie Pellenz;
her parents Joseph and Cecile Donovan,
a brother Donald Donovan,
a sister and
brother-in-law, Ann (Mort) Wangler.
A graveside service will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018 at
Calvary Cemetery, Lafayette Avenue, Cheboygan, Michigan. A memorial
dinner will immediately follow at the Benton Township Community
Center, 5012 Orchard Beach Road, Cheboygan, Michigan,