Donna Jean Linders
11/15/1933 - 12/23/2021
Donna Jean Linders, age 88, died peacefully Thursday, December 23, 2021, of kidney disease at Tidewell Hospice House in Sarasota, Florida.
She was born on November 15, 1933, in Milwaukee, WI., daughter of Edward and Hedwig Sager Torbeck. After she graduated from high school in Kimberly, WI. she went to work at the Zwicker Knitting mills in Appleton, WI. She later met and married Bernard who would become her husband of 66 years. Together they raised three daughters moving all around the Midwest because of Bernard’s job; wherever the family landed she was always able to make their house a home.
Donna was kind and absolutely accepting of everyone. She loved animals and football especially the Green Bay Packers and Nebraska Cornhuskers. Most of all she loved Jesus and looked forward to reading her Bible every day.
She is the last of 10 siblings, five brothers and four sisters. She is survived by her husband Bernard, daughters Pamela and her husband Leonard Christensen, Debby Linders and Laurie and her husband Bill Rigney; grandson Joshua Rigney and his wife Wilhelmina Tsang with their two children Teo and Cataleya; sisters in law Evelyn Hug and Marylou Puls.
Donna was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sarasota. Arrangements are being made through Your Traditions Funeral Home (www.YourTraditionsFuneralHome.com).