Donna worked for Mercantile Bank prior to becoming a licensed cosmetologist. She devoted her life to her family, always giving of her time and talents to make every gathering special. She was an avid bowler, having started in her mid-teens and has quite a collection of pins and patches, and even participated in national bowling events. She was a member of the Tri-County USBC Bowling Organization, and she enjoyed bowling at Bel-Air Bowl on Team “We’re #1”.
There was no art or craft she couldn’t do or create. She participated in craft shows for over 20 years, selling a variety of crafts. She was a movie buff, enjoyed bingo and cards, and organizing family euchre tournaments.
Donna was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. In keeping with her giving nature, Donna requested her organs be donated to benefit others. She will be profoundly missed!
She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin F. Bietsch.
Surviving are her mother, Pauline L., nee Schmidt, Bietsch; her sister, Janet (Norman) Joellenbeck, two brothers, Michael (Debbie) Bietsch, and Ronald (Julie) Bietsch; nieces and nephews, Matthew (Kati) Bietsch, Andrew (Julia) Bietsch, Lori (Kyle) Giles, Kristin (Breana) Bietsch, and Tyler Bietsch; great-nieces and great-nephews, Abrielle, Henry, and Luke Bietsch, Morgan Bietsch, Dash Michael Giles, and Alexandria Bietsch; numerous aunts, cousins; and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church, to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, or to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 15, 2021, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, August 16, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Prayer service to be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 16, 2021, at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.