Donna Juanita Willrich, 87, of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility in Emmett Township, Michigan.
She was born on March 13, 1935 to Joseph and Marjorie (Gunn) Weible in Defiance, Ohio. She graduated from Boulder High School in Boulder, Colorado. Upon moving to Michigan, she began working at Calhoun County Prosecutor's office as a Court Services Clerk, retiring in 2000.
Donna was an avid sports fan, especially the Detroit Tigers and college football. Flower gardening and mowing her lawn were some of her favorite hobbies. She enjoyed bowling, reading, knitting, and putting together puzzles.
Donna is survived by her daughters, Karen (Craig) Griffin of Battle Creek, Michigan and Julia (Erik) Jensen of Grass Lake, Michigan; her grandchildren, Jeremy (Julie) Cain, Jason (Kristina) Cain, Nichole (Karl) Kornow, Christine (Everett) James, Joe (Krystal) Evans and Lauren Evans. She is also survived by her 12 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Juanita Taylor and her son, Randy Willrich.
Private funeral services will be held at a later date with the burial to take place at Glenwood Cemetery in Napoleon, Ohio.
Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan, 2500 Watkins Rd. Battle Creek, Michigan 49015.
Arrangements were entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 2838 Capital Ave. SW Battle Creek, Michigan 49015. Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, to sign the online guest book or to leave the family condolences.
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