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Donna Mae Walker Alger
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Birth: May 28, 1918
Death: Aug. 4, 2007

ALGER, Donna Mae - Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2007 at the age of 89 years. Donna Mae Walker was born on May 28, 1918 to Charles and Jesse Walker (nee Smith) in Lapeer, Michigan. Donna married Russell A. Alger of Davison, Michigan in 1941. Their matrimony was blessed with seven children, fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was the treasure of her family. Donna had the unique ability to make each of her offspring feel that they were her favorite and she will be lovingly missed by all of them, as well as by all who knew her. She was a friend to everyone she met and this world is the poorer for her passing. Mrs. Alger is survived by her daughter, Diane, and husband Richard, their children, David, Melinda and Katy (Scott), their grandchildren, Michael, Anthony, Morgan, Matthew and Maggie; her daughter, Shelley and her daughters, Jessica and Anne; her son, Steve and his daughters, Stephanie (Scott) and Jennifer (Ryan) and his grandchildren, Jacob, McKenzie and the newest member to the clan, Benjamin; her son, Donald, and wife Sherrie, and their children, Christina and Charles; her daughter, Debbie, and husband Bill, and their children, Sarah and Megan, and Bill's children, Bill Jr., Chris and Matt; her son, Charles, and wife Jeannie and his children, Elizabeth and Pamela, and Jeannie's children, Chad and Craig (Jania); her son, John and wife Heather and their children, Grace and Russell; as well as many nieces and nephews on the Alger and Walker sides of the family. Mrs. Alger was preceded in death by her loving husband, Russell, in 1987. Those who grew up in the Alger household will remember the constant hustle and bustle of family activities, whether it was a school board meeting for Dad, a dance, a basketball game or a cheerleading practice, or Confirmation, a football game, a scout meeting, a half-time show, a piano recital, or Sunday services, Mom was there at the helm and all of us were where we were supposed to be when we were supposed to be there. Who could ever forget the Friday night fish fries with homemade French fries and deep fried fish and eating in shifts; or making and decorating Christmas cookies for hours and hours to get enough stored away for the whole season, despite the fact that we kids ate one cookie for every one that got put up. Our Dad worked in the shop and Mom stayed home and cared for her family. She had an ability to stretch a dollar to its extreme limits and no one ever felt the slightest bit short-changed. All summer, she worked over her stove, canning vegetables and fruits from Grandpa's garden so that her family would have good meals during the long winters. When the sisters attended the dress-up dances at school, they wore dresses handmade for them at home. She would turn an inexpensive beef roast into a feast with noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, and, peach cobbler for dessert. We lived in a spotlessly clean home and we were showered with love every day. We may not have had the most money but we were the richest family in town because of our Mom. Mrs. Alger was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Davison where she took a leadership role in the Ladies Aid. She will be remembered for the beautiful handmade quilts that she made and gave away to her family and friends. She knitted wonderful sweaters and booties for new arrivals, including Benjamin Raden, her latest great-grandchild, born in May of this year. She always thought first of her family and sacrificed many of her own dreams to fulfill the dreams of her children. She loved her cottage at Higgins Lake and particularly enjoyed family gatherings there. All seven of her children were present for the Fourth of July this year, as well as many of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. If you knew her, you will never forget her. If you were loved by her, you knew a love as limitless as the universe. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 706 W. Flint St., Davison, on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 11 AM. Rev. Dr. Robert Schultz and Deacon Dan Zudel will co-officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross. Either your monetary gift or your gift of blood will be appreciated.
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  Donald Timothy Alger (1950 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Lois Revenaugh
Record added: Aug 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20816758


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