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Donna Jean Koontz Benedict

July 10, 1943 ~ May 14, 2019 (age 75)

Donna Koontz Benedict, 75, of Maquoketa passed away on May 14, 2019 at her home.  


Her Celebration of Life will be held at Lahey & Dawson Funeral Service in Maquoketa at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019. A visitation will be held prior to her service from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at Lahey & Dawson Funeral Service.  Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Maquoketa.  


Donna Jean was born on July 10, 1943 to Clinton and Sylvia (Varner) Koontz at home in Maquoketa. She worked as a waitress and bartender, an x-ray attendant and at Sam’s Club.  Donna enjoyed spending her time painting and baking, as she was an amazing cook and a very crafty lady.


Those left to cherish her memories are her three children; Robin Benedict of Pomeroy, Brandon (Brandi) Hudson of Iowa City, Gordon Johnson of Pomeroy, six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and sisters-in-law Mavis Koontz, Donna Koontz and Judy Koontz. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers; John, Bob, Richie, Jim, Jerry, William, three sisters; Thelma Davis, Clara Wagner, Mary Ann Hanke, a niece Cheyenne and her son Craig William.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to her family in her honor.



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