Donna S. Easterday

March 22, 1931 - February 08, 2018

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Tuesday, February 13, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel

Wednesday, February 14, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 3401 South Golden Lake Road, Pleasant Lake


Wednesday, February 14, 11:00 AM
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 3401 South Golden Lake Road, Pleasant Lake


Donna S. Easterday, 86, of Leo and formerly of Fremont died Thursday, February 8, 2018, at her residence.

She was born March 22, 1931, in Danville, Illinois, to Archie and Lena (Thrapp) Stage.

On August 29, 1980, in Fort Wayne she married Lloyd L. Easterday. He survives in Leo.

Mrs. Easterday has lived in Leo for nine years, coming from Fremont.

She retired as a secretary from GTE in Fort Wayne.

She was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Pleasant Lake.

Donna was a cat lover and enjoyed watching birds gather at the bird feeder outside her window.

Also surviving are two daughters, Lynne Hammel of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Kathy (John) Mason of Battle Ground; a son, Mike (Judy) Miller of Ruskin, Florida; a stepdaughter, Coleen (Jose) Perez of Elkhart; two stepsons, Eric (Pam) Easterday of Spencerville and Gerry (Mary Ann) Easterday of Fort Wayne; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Miller; a sister, Phyllis McConnel; and a brother, Bob Stage.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 3401 South Golden Lake Road, Pleasant Lake with Pastor Tamara Gerber officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Casketbearers are Mike Miller, Jared Bradshaw, Pat Hammel, Pat Easterday, Thomas Easterday, and Bret Easterday.

Calling is Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Preferred memorials are to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Pam B.
March 15th, 2018 7:08pm
Portland, Oregon

So sorry to hear of cousin Donna's passing. My dad corresponded with Donna over the years as I worked on the family history. Donna's father was my grandmother's brother. Condolences to the family from your cousins out west.

Karen & Victoria Fries
February 17th, 2018 1:06am
Ft Wayne, IN

We're so sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept our condolences as you share memories and tears. Hugs.

Rob Sloan
February 14th, 2018 7:11am
Fishers, IN

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your prayer. Love, Rob, Sarah, Shelby, Sidney and Sam Sloan

Jay and Nonie Hall
February 13th, 2018 1:59pm
Texas City, TX

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lloyd and all of Donna's family. Donna was my sister by choice, a true heart-friend. Love, Nonie

Michele Young
February 11th, 2018 7:11pm
Connersville, IN.

To: Lloyd & Family - I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Donna, she was such a good person. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. Love Michele, 👼

Pat, Pam, Hunter, Noah, & Aiden Easterda
February 10th, 2018 8:22pm
Fort Wayne

Thinking of you Grandpa! We will miss her so very much!! We are here for you always!

Sharon meyer
February 10th, 2018 1:29pm
P lake

Will really miss her. Loved to talk to her and Lloyd. Lot of sympathy goes to her family. She gave me a hat that I wear every Sunday at Mt Zion.

Mike Bradshaw
February 10th, 2018 11:36am
Darlington IN

It is so sad to hear the news about Donna, & wish Lloyd & all of his family best wishes, she was a major loss to all. She led a long, happy, & very loved life. It leaves a big void in everyone's life but at the same time so many happy memories over the years to remember. She will be deeply missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing such a wonderful woman. Thank you Donna for so many years of love & happy times, you will be missed but definitely not forgotten n love & miss you.

Connie Klinepeter
February 10th, 2018 10:00am
Sebring, FL

Donna was one of my very best friends. We have been through a lot together and she will always be in my heart. My thoughts are with all of you as you celebrate her life. My love, Connie

Leslie Miller Latham
February 9th, 2018 4:20pm
Brandon Mississippi

Wish I could be there grandma. Love you so much& I'm grateful I got the last visit that I did.

Bruce and Charlene Martin
February 9th, 2018 1:48pm
Grabill IN

Lloyd. Our thoughts and prayers to you. Sorry for your loss. Remember all the good memories.

Kay Strand
February 9th, 2018 1:23pm
Pleasant Lake

We love you and your Mt Zion Family will miss you..♥️

Randy & Lynn Miller
February 9th, 2018 9:50am
Baldwin Lake, MI

Our hearts hurt for your loss, Donna's beautiful and sweet spirit brought grace and love into her every relationship. It was a privilege to know and love her, she was a gift from heaven.