Donna Mae Shepherd,79, of Baroda passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 at her home.
A funeral service will be held 11 AM Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Zion United Church of Christ, 9100 Church Street, Baroda, with Reverend Christopher Noffke officiating. Friends may meet with the family from 5 - 8 PM Wednesday at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman. Burial will be at Ruggles Cemetery in Baroda. Memorial contributions may be given to Berrien County Cancer Service, 7301 Red Arrow Highway, Stevensville, MI 49127 or Zion United Church of Christ, PO Box 10, Baroda, MI 49101.
Donna was born April 11, 1935 in Stevensville, the daughter of the late Paul C. and Bertha (Lucker) Hoge. In June of 1951, Donna married Albert L. Shepherd who preceded her in death on July 26, 1998. As a lifelong member of Zion United Church of Christ, Donna was baptized and confirmed; was a member of the Ladie’s Aid and taught Sunday School for many years. Donna also worked at Pemco Die Casting retiring after 41 years. She loved vacationing at the cabin on Ford Lake in Fountain, MI. Donna loved life - and with her happy demeanor and big heart, she fed great food and love to all her family and friends; her signature of life was singing “Happy Birthday To You” on your birthday BEFORE 5AM !
Survivors include her children - Michael (Nancy) Shepherd of Stevensville, Patrick (Cindy) Shepherd of Baroda, Karen (David) Burtchett of Baroda; Grandchildren - Scott Shepherd, Shawn (Leroy) Jackson, Tonya Burtchett, Jacob (Lori) Shepherd, Todd (April) Burtchett, Tracie Burtchett, Dale (Kristen) Shepherd; 15 Great grandchildren and an expected Great great grandchild in June of 2015; brothers and sisters - Ruth Caldwell, Ray (Lela) Hoge, Bill (Marcina) Hoge, Roberta (Jerry) Mitchell, Barb (Ivan) Layman; sisters-in-law: Eleanor Hoge, Delois Hoge and Jean Hoge; and many nieces and nephews.
Donna was also preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters; Caroline Stark, Dorothy Warsco, Irene Merrill, Jean Dietrich, Richard, Edward, Chuck, Paul (Skeeter), Joan, and Ken Hoge.
5 - 8 PM ,Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel
9191 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106
11 AM ,Thursday, November 6, 2014
Zion United Church of Christ
9100 Church Street Baroda, MI 49101
Thursday, November 6, 2014
8475 Stevensville-Baroda Road Baroda, MI 49101