Donna D. Rafuse, age 70, of Rapid River, MI, passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at home.
Donna was born March 4, 1952, in Lamesa, TX, the daughter of Aubrey and Allene (Salser) Davis. She was united in marriage to William Rafuse on December 29, 1973 in Antioch, CA.
Donna was a devoted and faithful pastor’s wife. The couple served and ministered in Windsor, MA, Bozrah, CT, Lebanon, CT, and made their final home in Rapid River at the Rapid River Congregational Church for the last 26 years.
The light of Donna’s life was her family. She loved being a mother and grandmother.
In addition to her loving husband, Bill, Donna is survived by: 2 Sons: Paul (Caitlin) Rafuse Waterford, CT, James (Bobbie Jo) Rafuse of Rapid River, MI; 2 Daughters: Michelle (Steve Constantino) LaMarque of Rapid River, MI, Martha (John Hutchison) Blomstrom of Welch, TX; 1 Brother: Michael Davis of CA; 10 Grandchildren: Brandon Rafuse, Kendra (Corey) Dahn, Savannah (Chris) Parr, Deven Rafuse, Austin Rafuse, Jacy Hutchison, Dante Rafuse, Jeanelle Hutchison, Gannon Rafuse and Jenevieve Hutchison; and 1 Great Grandchild: Josephine Grace Dahn
Donna is preceded in death by her parents.
Family will receive friends on Monday, October 10, 2022 from 10:00 AM until Noon at the Rapid River Congregational Church. A memorial service will follow at Noon and a luncheon will follow at the Rapid River Lions Club.
The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Rafuse family. To offer an online message of sympathy, please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com.
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