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Mary Donafae "Donna" Daam of Galesburg, MI

Donna, age 94, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, July 14, 2018 with family by her side. Donna, the daughter of Joseph and M. Viola (Fitzsimmons) Fischer, was born in St. Edward, NE on July 19, 1923. She had been employed for over 40 years as a dental assistant for Dr. Dan Kavanaugh of Galesburg and enjoyed the interactions with his many patients. Donna was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, cheered for her favorite Nebraska Cornhuskers, and doted over her two cats Suzie and Polly. When she wasn't listening to her favorite big band music she was watching old time westerns, golf, or horse racing on tv.

Donna was united in marriage to William K. Daam at Camp LeJune, NC on February 1, 1944 and he sadly preceded her in death on July 17, 1993. Surviving is her daughter, Barbara K. Briggs of Kalamazoo, MI; two sons, William K. (Sandra) Daam, II of Prudenville, MI and Duane L. Daam of Galesburg; two precious grandchildren, Kristina Briggs and Ryan Daam and adored great grandchildren, Malikai and Mateus; four brothers, Jack Fischer of Donna, Texas, Ken (Betty) Fischer of Lincoln, NE, Rex (Maggie) Fischer of Sun City, AZ and Pat Fischer of Potomac Falls, VA. Donna was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Joan Chandler and K. Bernadine Badgley and two brothers, Cletus and Jerry Fischer.

As she wished cremation has taken place and a private service will be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Donna's honor may be directed to Kindred Hospice, Grand Rapids, MI or Shriners Hospital for Children. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel is assisting Donna's family.