Donna Arlene Fegley, 91, of Sioux City passed away on Monday, March 07, 2022 at Pleasant View Care Center (Memory Care) in Whiting, IA after a lengthy decline.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 14, 2022 at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel with Pastor Jim Thomas officiating. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Logan Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be given at www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Donna was born on April 15, 1930 in Onawa, Iowa, the daughter of William and Edna (Lundy) Linton. She married Alden Blount in June of 1947 and to this union five children were born: Dennis, Christine, Leigh, April, and Howard. Following Alden’s death in 1968, Donna met and married Keith Fegley in 1970. To this marriage two of his five children, Mark and Kelly, were merged with Donnas’ younger three who were still at home. Sadly, Keith passed away in 2000 and Donna later encountered a man with whom she knew from her youth, Robert Goulette, whom she spent the next six years with until his passing in 2009.
Donna worked in various industries which included several years as a nurse’s aide at St. Joseph Hospital, the Zenith Corp., Aalfs Manufacturing, and Goodwill Industries, all in Sioux City.
Donna loved cooking and baking big holiday meals for family and friends, dining out at restaurants, working in her yard, reading, knitting, and watching westerns, especially John Wayne. She also loved cleaning her house and firmly believed in sharing this love with her children. As soon as they were old enough to do chores, she instilled those daily responsibilities in every one of them. Donna however, saved her favorite chore for herself as if no one could do it quite as perfectly as she did. She had vacuuming down to a fine art. If vacuuming were an Olympic event, she would win hands down, no kidding. Mom also loved to laugh and could laugh at herself as well as at anyone else. She loved babies, her grandchildren and great grandchildren alike, but furry things not so much. One exception was Ester, the little Memory Care unit dog whom she thought the world of, her shadow. Donna was indeed one of a kind.
Survivors include her sons: Leigh and Howard Blount, Mark (Jada) and Kelly (Kimberly) Fegley; two daughters: Christine (Danny) Goss and April Blount; one brother: Larry (Janice) Linton; sister: Norma Fuentes; grandchildren: Dan (Amy) and Ted Goss, Aldon, Howard Jr., Tiffany, and Jessica Blount, Spence and Damon Fegley, and Heather Do; several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alden Blount; her second husband Keith Fegley, her special friend Bob Goulette; son Dennis; parents Bill and Edna Linton, her sisters: Eileen, Dolly, and Joyce, a brother: Darrell (Carol) and a brother-in-law Javier Fuentes.
To celebrate Donnas’ fun-loving spirit, the family requests casual attire for the funeral.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Burgess Hospice in Onawa or Noah's Hope Animal Rescue in honor of Ester.