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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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DONNA DOLL WINTER
Donna Doll Winter was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She left this world peacefully on April 14, 2021, at the age of 90, with her children by her side.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at Newman Catholic Student Center. Father Ed Fitzpatrick will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. The funeral will be livestreamed on the Newman Center website at www.iowacatholic.org. Once on the website go to the YouTube Channel. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Lantern Park Specialty Care Center or Care Initiatives Hospice.
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On America's birthday, July 4, 1930, Donna was born in Iowa City, Iowa, to William and Geneva Pohler. She married her high school sweetheart, Don Winter, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Iowa City on Oct. 18, 1950. Don and Donna had five children: Deborah, David, Diana, Douglas and Daniel.
Donna was a dedicated employee at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, working for the Department of Orthopedics for 30 years until her retirement in 1992. Donna celebrated her retirement day by adopting her beloved Yorkshire terrier, BJ. During retirement, Donna enjoyed traveling on road trips with Don, especially to warmer climates, and to Babe Ruth youth baseball tournaments, where Don served as a coach and commissioner for many years.
Donna had a heart of gold, a contagious giggle and a fiery independent spirit. She loved to laugh and tease with everyone, but she was also a great listener. She cared for her family deeply and wanted everyone to be happy. She herself seemed the happiest when surrounded by family, always listening intently to the lively conversations when the big family got together for holidays and, of course, July 4th birthday celebrations.
The family would like to thank Lantern Park and Care Initiatives staff for their compassionate care of Donna especially during her final weeks.
Donna is survived by four children, Deb (Patrick) Seemuth, Diana Winter (Jeff Murrah), Doug Winter and Dan (Susan) Winter; four grandchildren, Devin (Luke) Sodergren, Taylor (Ian) Campbell, Jordan Winter (Braden Lehman) and Joseph Winter (Madalyn Wheeler); and three great-grandchildren, Blake and Sloane Campbell and Oliver Winter.
Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Don; her son, David; and her son-in-law, Patrick.
Thank you Mom for creating countless amazing memories full of your laughter and your love!
Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.