Donna Downing

  • Born: March 9, 1948
  • Died: October 6, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Donna Kay Downing, age 72 of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Donna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends, including: her husband of 54 years, Louis Downing Jr.; children: Dale and Kimberly Downing, Greg and Shannon Downing, David Downing, Steve and Melanie Downing; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; siblings: Rosa Phillips, Michael Lewis, Lee Lewis; in-laws: Larry and Judy Downing, Raymond and Donna Downing.

Donna was preceded in death by her brother, Daryl Lewis and sister-in-law, Bonnie Wright.

Visitation with Donna's family will be from 12:00-1:30 PM on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street, Holland, MI 49423. Visitation will be followed by a graveside service and burial at Pilgrim Home Cemetery officiated by Pastor Ben Marx. Memorial contributions may be given to First Baptist Church of Holland, 1066 East 8th Street Holland, MI, 49423.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry for your loss, Steve and family.

Posted by David and Michelle Ellis - Coworker   October 13, 2020

We revisited fond memories of you and Donna and your boys. Donna never saw a stranger and I was impressed that she let everyone know the real her. She had no fake act. When I was around the two of you, it was obvious that you were deeply in love. Fifty-four years of memories and the blessed assurance that you will be together in eternity are yours. We grieve with you for this sad time of separation until that great day comes.

Posted by Barbara and Charles Pfahler - Bucyrus,, OH - Friend   October 12, 2020

Our condolences to you and your family Mr. Downing. Our hearts and prayers are with you all ❣ Praying for peace and comfort only our heavenly Father can provide along with your family in Christ Jesus. Hugs to you. Mrs. Downing was always sweet, kind and fun lady ! I will surely miss visiting herbut so thankful she no longer suffers. Looking forward to seeing her dancing in glory !❤ Nai&Jiem S.

Posted by Nai Saechao - Zeeland, MI - Family Friend   October 10, 2020

Sharon and I are sorry to hear of Donna's recent Homegoing. We always enjoyed our visits with her (and yourself). There are two outstanding traits I will always remember in thinking of Donna: her love for her church family and her desire to pray. I know you will miss her, but you will see Donna again in perfect health and life in the presence of the Lord.

In Christ,
Bruce and Sharon Sabados

Posted by Bruce Sabados - Branchburg, NJ   October 10, 2020


I love you sister, I already miss you. You were someone I looked up to my whole life. Even though we didn't spend much time together under the same roof, I have strong memories of the time we shared. I cherished the time we spoke on the phone over the years. I LOVE YOU ! BROTHER LEE AND LOLA

Posted by Lee Lewis - Galion, OH - Brother   October 09, 2020

Sorry for your loss. I have such special memories of Donna from high school. Sending prayers of comfort for the family.

Posted by Barbara Nigh - Bucyrus, OH   October 09, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Ray and Donna Downing - Family   October 09, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Matt and Jen Chiodo - Howell, MI - Coworker   October 09, 2020

Louis, I'm sorry to hear of Donna' S passing. Sending prayers to you & your family.

Posted by Sharon Spangler Studer - Classmate   October 08, 2020

Donna you are a friend, so kind and willing to serve our God with enthusiasm and loyalty. You help me at a time I needed you and I will always appreciate your goodness.
Family: You have my sympathy for the loss of your Wife, Mother and Grandmother.
Jan Richards

Posted by Janet Richards - Friend   October 08, 2020

Sorry for your loss.

Posted by David Skarupa - Columbus, OH   October 08, 2020

I'm so sorry for you loss. I remember Donna as a very sweet, kind person.

Posted by Christie (Holt) Auck - Bucyrus - Family Friend   October 08, 2020

I was blessed to spend much of my youth over at the Downing's ,she was so sweet and always kind!

Posted by Courtney Smith - Soddy Daisy, TN - Friend   October 07, 2020

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