October 17, 1927 - October 31, 2019
Donna J. Luft Born on October 17th, 1927 to Howard and Nina Ouderkirk of Petoskey, MI. Donna was an identical twin to Doris Foster Rutherford, who preceded her in death in June of 2016. Donna was granted her wings to be with her Lord Jesus Christ in the early evening on October 31st, 2019. She was surrounded by family. After a long battle, she succumbed to dementia. Surviving family members include; brother, Robert Ouderkirk of Ironton, MI, daughter, Dolly Luft Abbey of Traverse City, son, Theron Bruce Luft of Kalkaska, granddaughters; Kristi Abbey Jones and Heather Abbey Diehl, both of Traverse City, five great-grandchildren; Angelika, Austin, Ashley, Alexandra, and Aliah. Through the years Donna was employed at several places; Michigan Bell, Petite Sophisticates, and Younkers, these were all after a long career at Empire National Bank where she retired from in 1987. During her working years in her free time she was actively involved locally with the Miss America/Miss Michigan/Miss Grand Traverse pageant program. Through her life she faithfully attended church until her health limited her involvement. She will be missed by a host of spiritual brothers and sisters. Donna will be loving remembered by her family upon whom she showered so much love and affection. One of her special touches was to be sure that every member of her family would receive a small remembrance on their birthdays, and whenever possible, a phone call and a happy birthday song. Donna built her life around family and friends. Her deep love, strength and integrity will be greatly missed by all. Donna was a classy, elegant, loving and great role model for her family. Thank you for loving all of us. A memorial service for Donna will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 9th at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. A visitation for friends and family will be held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be directed to Hospice of Michigan, 10850 E Traverse Hwy #1155, Traverse City, MI 49684.
Donna J. Luft Born on October 17th, 1927 to Howard and Nina Ouderkirk of Petoskey, MI. Donna was an identical twin to Doris Foster Rutherford, who preceded her in death in June of 2016. Donna was granted her wings to be with her Lord Jesus... View Obituary & Service Information
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