Donna Jean Tucker

Donna Jean Tucker

Donna Jean Tucker

West Branch

Donna Jean Tucker, 86, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023, at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in West Branch. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cedar Valley. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Iowa City Hospice or American Cancer Society.

Donna was born March 8, 1937, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur “John” Richard and Violet Dorothy (Nedrow) Petrusch. She was a graduate of Marion High School in 1955.

On June 20, 1959, she was united in marriage to Harold Tucker in Marion, Iowa, spending 53 years together until his death in 2012. For six years she had worked at Inter Ocean Reinsurance Company, later Crestview Care Center for a short time and together with Harold farmed for many years.

She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, young mothers club, self culture club and card club once a month, which was a “night out.” Donna enjoyed collecting milk and depression glass, gardening, fishing and spending time at Tucker’s Pond which was established in 1993, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with family and attending her kids, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s activities.

Survivors include her five children, Greg (Faye) Tucker, Brian (Marj) Tucker, Jason (Lori) Tucker, Julie Tucker and Beth (Bob) Dingbaum, all of West Branch; 15 grandchildren, Michael (Krista) Tucker, Monica (Jarod) Tylee, Elizabeth (Martin) Roper, Jamie Tucker, Erin (Kyle) Berg, Josh (Melissa) Tucker, Katie (Aaron) Bartenhagen, Matthew (Calsee) Tucker, Nevin (Mayzie) Tucker, Garrett (Emily) Tucker, Lauren (Ryan) Bowers, Logan (Jayme) Cilek, Leah Cilek, Aiden Dingbaum and Asa Dingbaum; 26 great-grandchildren and one on the way; sister, Joan Hay of Coralville; and many nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; Husband Harold; and a granddaughter. Nicole Tucker.

A special thank-you to her daughter Julie Tucker and Iowa City Hospice for the special care given to Donna.

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