Donna Jean Ford, age 90, of Lowell, passed away peacefully Friday December 11, 2020. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Cora and Adelbert Ford; and infant sister, Lillian Ruth. She leaves behind many loving cousins and friends.
Donna’s family and friends will remember her as a compassionate caretaker. Her big heart and caring spirit watched over her parents, birds, kitties, deer, flowers and more. As a resident of Lowell her entire life, she dedicated most of her free time helping local clubs and charities. Donna’s greatest love was books, collecting and reading. And then a passion for travel. Enjoying decades of international trips! Followed by Sunday afternoons watching some Lions’ football.
Although she was offered an academic scholarship for business college, she chose to keep close to home and worked at Wittenbach Sales and Service for 25 years before moving on to Dan Vos Construction in 1979. At Dan Vos, she ran their Accounting Department until her retirement in 1995. Her organization skills and clever ideas brought improvements to all the organizations she touched!
Donna was cherished and supported by her many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. We would like to give thanks to the loving staff at Green Acres of Lowell. And special thanks to caretakers Diane and Pastor Roger LaWarre, lifelong friend, Diana Bittrick and cousins Kim and Chris Kropf.
Donna had a beautiful soul and will be missed by all!
Visitation with the family will take place Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Lowell United Methodist Church, 621 E. Main Street, Lowell, MI 49331, funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Brad Brillhart officiating. Funeral services will be livestreamed on the church Facebook page by searching @lowellfirst. Interment will take place at Alton Cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be required for those attending in person. Memorial Contributions in Donna’s honor can be made to the West Michigan Humane Society, 3077 Wilson Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534 or the charity of one’s choice.