|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1943|
|Death: ||Apr. 29, 2008|
Wife to James O,
Mother to the late Joseph and John
Mother to Jim and Daughter Jill, Grandmother to John's, Jim's and Jill's Children.
A Wonderful Friend to All of Us, on the AOL Lhasa Apso Board and to all Her Friends at(AKC) Dog Shows.
IAWATERLILY was her Screen Name on AOL.
I knew more about her family than I did mine. From Her Grandmother,to Marrying Her Husband,(Air Force) station in England) Her Kids and then her Grandkids. Taught me Real Estate stuff. All Those Wonderful Phones Calls. Sharing her Family Pictures with me, From St.Louis MO. to Iowa. Oct. in North Carolina before the Show World.
She had the Biggest Heart On This God's Green Earth.
Donna was so excited to Join the Show World after all these years. She had Gucci,( Every month, we all would get an e-mail with pictures of Gucci dressed up for that month theme.3rd Picture Here)
Gucci had a touch of Epilepsy( See Update Below) and then she got a Puppy and Started to Learn Showing.
Yeti Boy, was Her Little Soul Mate.(Top Picture) Born In England.
One of the Show People, got hit with Hurricane Katrina. We found out, Donna had packed up a box and sent it to her, once the mails where up and running with groceries and stuff they desperately needed to survive,for the family and their Lhasa's.
Donna beat, the Triple By Pass, and a few weeks later came down with a Serious Infection. Nothing was Working.
She Did It Her Way, She said to me on the Phone, "There are Worst Things on Earth than Dying Barb ."
Donna has left a Big Hole In Many of Our Hearts.
God Speed My Friend.
UPDATE: As of March 20th 2009..Her Beloved Gucci is with Donna Now.. Please Click on FAMILY Links Below GUCCI.
This Page was Just Sponsored Today on her 6 Month Anniversary In Heaven by Edda Meinikat in Germany
Thank You From the Bottom Of My Heart. May God Bless You and Your Family Always.
I received This Program from Her Neighbour. This Poem was in her program. I would bet She Picked It Out Herself.
THOSE I HAVE LOVED
To those I have loved and to those who loved me,
When I am gone, release me: Let me Go,
I have so many things to see and Do,
You must not tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave to you my love, you can only guess,
How much you gave to me in happiness,
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled on alone.
So grive awhile for me if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust,
It's only for awhile that we must part.
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away ,for life goes on,
So if you need me, call and I will come,
Though you can't see or touch me,I will be near:
And if you listen with your heart,
You will hear all my around you , soft and clear.
And then when you must come this way alone,
I will greet you with a smile and welcome you home.
This was also,in her program.
Donna Lee Wilt, 65, of West Burlington died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Born April 7, 1943, in Mineral Wells, Texas she was the daughter of Donald Loren and Eleena Hasty Regnier. On August 27, 1960, she married James O. Wilt in Burington, Iowa.
Mrs. Wilt was a homemaker. She served on the Notre Dame School Board and was a member of American Lhasa Apso Club. She was involved in K9 Epliepsy online help group and volunteered for Lhasa Apso Rescue. She was affiliated with SS John and Paul Catholic Church. She loved to travel to many foreign countries and enjoyed gardening, sewing and reading. The most important thing in her life was her family, church and her beloved dogs.
Donna earned her A.S. and A.A. degrees from Southeastern Community College and went on to earn a B.S. from Iowa Wesleyan College with double majors in chemistry and religion. Donna worked as a Realtor for five years. She also did retail work at Pacifica West before quitting to become the primary caregiver for her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, James Wilt of West Burlington, IA; one son, James L. (Julie) Wilt of Portage, Indiana; one daughter, Jill L. (Matthew Smith) Wilt of Burlington, IA; seven grandchildren, Jennifer and James R. Wilt of Portage, Indiana, Kyle and Stephanie Wilt of Longbeach, CA, and Zane Armstrong, Matthew & Evangeline Smith of Burlington; two brothers, John (Terese) Regnier of Houston, Texas, and Guy (Lesley) Regnier of Sacramento, CA; three sisters, Peggy (Martin) Mahanti of Littleton, CO, Angela Regnier of Denver, CO, and Joan Caselton of Springfield, IL; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Joseph Wilt (1-1-90), and John Wilt (4-22-02).
Friends may call after 8:00 a.m. on Friday in Prugh's Chapel with the family receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
The funeral for Mrs. Wilt will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2008, at SS Mary and Patrick Catholic Church in West Burlington with Fr. Mike Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Burlington.
Memorials have been established for her grandchildren's Catholic Education and Lhasa Apso Rescue.
John Michael Wilt (1963 - 2002)*
Joseph Mark Wilt (1964 - 1990)*
Gucci Lhasa Apso (1998 - 2009)*
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Des Moines County
Created by: Floral Designer
Record added: May 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26536512