February 12, 1959 – Thursday, November 28, 2013
Evangelical Covenant Church in Buffalo
Saturday, December 7, 2013
AT THE CHURCH
Saturday, December 7, 2013
one hour prior to services
Donna Jean Nord, age 54, of Buffalo passed away on Thursday, November 28th, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on February 12, 1959 in Cumberland,Wisconsin the daughter of John & Delores Goodrich Hill.
On June 20, 1997 Donna J. Hill & Allen K. Nord were joined in holy marriage.
Donna was formerly employed as a manager of The American Legion Club in Buffalo. She also worked at Boondocks, Buffalo Dry Cleaners and took care of disabled and autistic children.
She enjoyed visiting with people and the company of others, she was a wellspring of fun and encouragement to everyone she met, she loved animals especially dogs, networking on Facebook, reading and she had a stinging wit and matchless sense of humor that never allowed you to take yourself too seriously.
“As a friend, five facts you should know about Donna: Donna was the giver of 15 different kinds of smiles, but none of them as precious (or rare) as the one you received when you took her by surprise. If she was your friend, she was your rock. If she was your friend, you were her family. Even a small trip to the grocery store with Donna would turn into a meeting of 5 new friends. She could start and carry a conversation with anyone, anywhere, at anytime. Even through this, the largest battle of her life, her thoughts were of how to make this easier on those who love her.”
“My sister, Donna, now has her angel wings. I will miss her so. The phone calls; we talked forever about everything and nothing. The pretzels, and Top of the Tater, the truffles, but most of all, her wonderful sence of humor. Her ability to make everyone around her laugh. She took a piece of my heart with her, but left so many memories here. Until I see you again, I love you.”
“As a daughter, I cannot hope to describe all my mother meant to me. I have filled a notebook of thoughts and letters to mom since she left us. From this flow of memories trying to fill the void of her absence, I remember mostly her wisdom, unconditional love, courage and strength, and all the times she made me laugh. In the end, I only need four words: she was my everything.”
“As my beautiful wife, Donna provided me a home I was always eager to come home to. A home full of love, a gentle daughter with caring heart, and an endless supply of good laughs. She remade me into a better person by her countless examples of compassion and by her loving correction. Her smiles would bring joy to me as much as her curled lip would scare me those rare moments she was angry. When I met you, honey, my life was a plot of bare soil. But, God had planted a bountiful garden there when he gave you to me.”
Survived by her husband: Allen K. Nord; daughters: Trisha Niebolte, Michelle Shepherd and Katelynn Nord; six grandchildren: Christopher, Casey, Justin, Brianna, Jordan and Amber; sisters and brothers: Bonnie (Larry) Baker, Patti (Steve) Martindale, Carol (Mike) Nenadich, Don (Karen) Hill and Tommy Hill; mother-in-law: Arlene Nord; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter and by a brother: John Hill.
A Memorial service for Donna Nord will be held on Saturday, December 7th at 2:00 P.M. at The Evangelical Covenant Church in Buffalo. Pastor Reid Gilbert and Pastor Steve Wintermantel will officiate.
A time of gathering will be held on Saturday, December 7th one hour prior to services at the church.