Donna M. Grotenhuis
Donna M. Grotenhuis
  • May 17, 1948 - August 12, 2017
  • Palm Harbor, Florida

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Donna went home to live with Jesus on August 12, 2017. She was born in Baldwin Wisconsin on May 17, 1948 to Don and Ruby Rudesill. Her birth was followed 5 minutes later by her sister Diane. They grew up singing duets in their country church and sang together several times as adults. She attended Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing and worked in many areas as an RN until forced to retire in 1992 because of health reason. On October 28, 1972 she married Allen Grotenhuis in Baldwin Wisconsin. They were blessed with two children, Kim and Kelly, and they have been a source of joy and pride all her life. In later years, her grandchildren, Jazmine, Malia, and Gabe, occupied her time. They brought sunshine and more love into her life. She attended Women in the Word Bible study for many years and was a part of the prayer team. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Allen and her children, Kim and Ryan Barker and Kelly Jeska and her grandchildren, Jazmine Barker, Malia Barker, and Gabriel Jeska. She is also survived by her sisters, Carol (Dave) Evermann and Diane (Rick) Zignego and her brothers Clint (Mary Lou) Rudesill and Mike (Nancy) Rudesill and a host of nieces and nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Don and Ruby Rudesill.

Donna’s memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on September 23rd, 2017, at Idlewild Baptist Church, 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, FL 33548. There will also be a memorial service 1 P.M. on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at St. Ambrose of Woodbury, 4125 Woodbury Dr, St. Paul, MN 55129. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Suncoast Hospice, 164 West Lake Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 (727) 467-7423 and or Idlewild Baptist Church 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd, Lutz, FL 33548 (813)264-1515.