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Donna J. DeMey

June 6, 1950 — March 12, 2024

Denison

Donna J. DeMey was born in Manilla, Iowa, on June 6, 1950, the daughter of Carol and Genevieve (Miller) Vennink. She graduated from Manilla High School with the Class of 1968 and went on to pursue further studies at AIB. Her dedication led her to earn an Associate’s Degree in Accounting.

On April 6, 1974, Donna was united in marriage to Donald DeMey in Manilla. From this union, they were blessed with three children: Keli, Ryan, and Traci. They made their home in Denison. Family was at the center of Donna's world, and she cherished every moment spent with her loved ones.

Donna's life was nothing short of remarkable. She embarked on a fulfilling career journey that spanned various roles. From her early days at Farmland Foods, World Wide Meats, Dr. Dreibelbis Vet Clinic, in home daycare, as a secretary for DeMey Transport and to her final position at DeMey Electric where she dedicated 30 years of service before retiring in 2019. Her dedication and work ethic left an incredible mark on those she encountered.

Donna found joy in simple pleasures. She had a passion for gardening and took immense delight in spending time with her grandchildren, especially cheering them on at their sporting events. She engaged in volunteer work with Cub Scouts and as Secretary of the Little League where she managed the concession stands for many years. She had a deep love for animals which was evident in her life choices even after her passing as her family generously donated her Pacemaker to the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Donna put up a valiant fight until the very end and passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, attaining the age of 73 years, 9 months, and 6 days. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Keli DeMey; brother, Dean Vennink; nephew, Devin Moorman; and brother-in-law, Phil Sauvago.

She is survived by her loving husband, Donald DeMey of Denison; son, Ryan DeMey and his wife Tabitha and their children: Jacob and Macy, all of Newell; daughter, Traci and her husband Chad Preul and their son: Oliver, all of Dow City; siblings: Darlys and her husband Craig Whited of Florida, Diann and her husband Kevin Moorman of Georgia, Dana Vennink and his wife Staci of South Carolina, and Danette Vennink of Carroll; sisters-in-law: Linda Sauvago of Denison and Sandy and her husband Kraig Kitt of Denison; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation with Family Greeting Friends will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with her Funeral Service beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2024 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Denison.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation with Family Greeting Friends

Monday, March 18, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Huebner Funeral Home Denison

1437 Broadway, Denison, IA 51442

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 18, 2024

12:00 - 12:45 pm (Central time)

Huebner Funeral Home Denison

1437 Broadway, Denison, IA 51442

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