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Obituary of Donna Belle DeForest
Donna Belle DeForest, 82, of Niles, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Lakeland Hospital in Niles.
She was born to Charlie F. and Mary Ellen (Fitzgerald) Robbins in Niles on November 26, 1935.
Donna graduated from Niles High School. On August 29, 1954 she wed Thomas O. DeForest, to that union three children were born. Donna worked for several years as a teller at First National Bank in Niles until her youngest child came along and she then chose to be a stay at home mom. Her grandchildren became her greatest joy, and she would do anything she could for them.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents; and a grandson, Nick Hansen.
Donna is survived by her husband, Thomas O. DeForest Sr.; sons, Thomas (Fawn) DeForest Jr. and Tim DeForest; daughter, Debra (Gene) Hansen all of Niles; eight grandchildren, Thomas DeForest III, Robert DeForest, Mary (Tony) Johns, Jamie (Chuck) Stockton, Mindy Hansen, Steven DeForest, Christopher (Jaymee) DeForest and Amanda DeForest; fifteen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Emma Summers; brother-in-law, Richard DeForest Sr; and a sister-in-law, Jackie (Bob) Hess.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018, at 1:00 PM with a time of visitation one hour prior to the service at Brown Funeral Home, 521 E. Main Street, Niles.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be directed to the Berrien County Cancer Services.
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