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Donna Lucile (Reed) Grubius

Donna Lucile (Reed) Grubius
  • October 14, 1931 - October 28, 2020
  • Richland, Michigan

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“I have been a lifetime friend of her son Randy .Thank you Mrs. Grubius for the once in a lifetime trip to Hawaii whenRandy and I were seniors in high...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: John Koestner - Portage, MI

“We spent many winters with Don & Donna at Sun 'N Lakes in Sebring Fl. We had lots of good times playing golf ,etc. Condolences to Don , Randy and...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Jack & Liz Page - Friend

“Very sorry to hear of your moms passing, Randy. Praying for your entire family. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Marc Throop

“Don was my little league baseball coach. He would load up his car with all the equipment needed along with several players including his son Dennis....Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: DARYL Luedecking - Friend

“I will forever treasure my memories of Thursday afternoons spent with Don and Donna. We’d eat ice cream in the sunroom and reminisce. Donna was...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Alicia H - Acquaintance

“So sorry to hear of Donna's passing. I played many rounds of golf with her when we were members of Gull Lake golf courses. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Sally Ploehm - Battle Creek, MI


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Donna Lucile (Reed) Grubius of Richland, MI

Donna passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 exactly two weeks after her 89th birthday at the Alamo Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Kalamazoo, MI. Donna battled both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease for the past five years.

Donna, the daughter of Harold and Helen (Silcox) Reed, was born in Augusta, MI on October 14, 1931; she was a lifetime area resident and was a 1949 graduate of Richland High School. She worked as a secretary for Consumer Power Company in Kalamazoo, MI for two years, also served as a secretary for New York Air Brake in Galesburg, MI for almost 25 years and lastly served as an employee of Appraisal & Associates for roughly 12 years before retiring in 1994. Donna loved sports and was a very gifted athlete herself by playing several years in a traveling fast pitch softball league. She also played several years in a traveling tennis league out of the West Hills Tennis Club; participated in bowling leagues for several years and also found time to play golf well in to her early 80s. Donna and Don thoroughly enjoyed their Cruise Ship adventures abroad; loved music and dancing together.

Donna was united in marriage to Donald R. Grubius in Zion Lutheran Church, Kalamazoo on August 31, 1950. Surviving is her husband of 70+ years, Don; her sister, Patsy (Reed) LeBlanc; her daughter-in-law, Ellen Grubius; her son, Randy L. (Paula) Grubius of Kalamazoo; five precious grandchildren, Kristen L. (Troy) Buerger, Brian R. (Christy) Grubius, Emily A. (Jon) Lawrence, Adam C. (Lauren) Grubius and Carrie E. (Wesley) Trimpe and six great grandchildren. Donna was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Dennis W. Grubius on October 25, 1999; four sisters and two brothers.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Donna's family will greet friends on Wednesday, November 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Farley, Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89) Richland, MI 49083. Twenty four people will be allowed at one time inside the funeral home and rotated out; masks are required and social distancing will be maintained. The Graveside Service to celebrate Donna's life will be held on Wednesday November 4th at 2:00 p.m. in Prairie Home Cemetery, Richland (next door to the funeral home) with the Rev. Nathaniel T. Timmermann, Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego, MI, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Donna's honor may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, 200 Turwill Lane, Suite 6, Kalamazoo, MI 49006.