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DONNA M. EMPIE

Donna M. Empie, 72 of Gowen, died Monday, May 6, 2013 at her home. Mrs. Empie was born May 9, 1940 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of Forest and Olive (Ripley) Dakens. She was a member of Gowen Bible Church and enjoyed playing euchre and bingo. She also liked to fish, hunt deer, flower gardening and family gatherings. She loved her dachshunds. Surviving are her husband, Anthony “Tony” whom she married on April 5, 1977; children, Renee McDonell, Chris McDonell; stepchildren, Roger (Fran Marsh) Empie, Cindy (Gary) Windsor, Ruth (Wayland) Corl; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Linda Patterson, Lorraine (Wayne) Bunker; brother-in-law, Neil (Elizabeth) Empie, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Virgina; brother, Leo; and grandson, Tony. The family will greet friends Thursday from 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, where services will be held Friday 11:00 am. Pastor Zachary Nyhuis officiating. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gowen Bible Church. Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs

 

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