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February 12, 1959 – Thursday, November 28, 2013

Service Information
Evangelical Covenant Church in Buffalo
Saturday, December 7, 2013
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
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.

15 Guestbook Entries

  1. Patricia Poulin

    You were my everything & I miss you so much. I made a memorial for you in the bathroom of all places, but it was our place, along with others and the dogs. I still walk upstairs expecting to see you there & it doesn’t get easier with each step I take. I don’t know if there will ever be a time when I think of you & won’t cry or if the ache in my heart will ever truly go away but I know you are in a better place, where ever that may be, and I hope one day, I will see you again. You were my best friend & I truly don’t know how to deal with losing you. I want you back but I know that is impossible, but I still need you, now more than ever. I miss you so much Mom. Please watch over us & help me get through this. I love, love, love, you.

  2. Linda Euerle

    Did you ever know that you’re my hero,
    and everything I would like to be?
    I can fly higher than an eagle,
    ’cause you are the wind beneath my wings. Thank you, thank you,
    thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.

  3. Jill Graham (Johnson)

    My sincere condolences to all of the family of Ma. She was a wonderful woman that I have had the pleasure to have in my life. My years in Jr. & Sr. high are filled with wonderful memories of this woman. She was a spirited, honest, hard working lady that loved life and fought a courageous battle. She will be deeply missed by many but leaves behind so many memories and much love to all. May she rest in peace and we will see you on the other side. Heaven has another angel.
    All my love, Jill

  4. Shirley Hill

    Allen & Family; My deepest sympathy to you all. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow. Donna will be deeply missed by us all. Shirley

  5. Mike Bisek

    You have my deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  6. Donna Cramer

    Donna is the bond with all life. An angel on earth and beyond. I will look to the skies and know she is there. ¢¾

  7. Becky Pemble

    Al and family,
    Just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I was very saddened to hear about Donna. My heart goes out to you at this very difficult time. Now and in the days ahead.
    God Bless.

  8. Tammy Dobis

    I met Donna when I was 18. She treated me like a daughter so I called her mom. I loved her with all my heart and I will miss her everyday until I see her again!!

  9. Becky Lehn

    Donna you were a great friend. I am so glad we had awesome conversations and laughs before you left us. To your family I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Donna, I know your mom was waiting with the hugs you longed for.
    RIP dear friend.

  10. Tisha Westphal

    I cried my eyes out when I read what you wrote about Donna. You are so sweet, kind, loving, and caring. My thoughts and prayers to you and your daughter and family. I’m truly sorry for your loss.

  11. Nicole Lanie

    Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Ms. Donna was truly a spirited, loving person that I am very grateful that God brought in to my life! We shared alot of things in common, but the one thing was our love of animals and if it weren’t for our husband’s we would have a ton more. Thank you Donna for your gift of Uriah. You touched so many in your life and will truly be missed. REST IN PEACE.

  12. Nicole Lanie

    Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Ms. Donna was truly a spirited, loving person that I am very grateful that God brought in to my life! We shared alot of things in common, but the one thing was our love of animals and if it weren’t for our husband’s we would have a ton more. Thank you Donna for your gift of Uriah. You touched so many in your life and will truly be missed. REST IN PEACE.

  13. Beth Johnson

    I didn’t get to know Donna until about a year ago, but what a small world. She grew up with my family, in Cumberland, WI. As we talked on the phone for hours her personality and sense of humor, love for her family and strength sure made it clear how wonderful a soul she truly is. I’ll miss our conversations and texts back and forth. I’m glad your no longer hurting but wish your time here on earth could have been much longer as I know how much family means to you. Until we meet again my friend, always know I’m keeping my promise to you and here for your kids in any way I can be. I regret not getting you on that motorcycle ride you wanted. Love to you always Donna. I miss you my friend.  Prayers to your beautiful family for strength to get through this hard time.

  14. Diana Woodhull Dalbec

    Trish and family; I am so sorry. She will be missed by so many. I will always remember her for making me laugh so hard I would almost pee my pants. She was always positive and funny. But the serious side of her was so loving and caring. She would do everything she could to help anyone and she always had an ear to listen to every ones problems. I was going to say I was sorry for your loss but if we know where she is than she can’t be lost and I know she is in heaven! God only takes the best. Love and Prayers to you all!

  15. Beverly (Poulin) Lange

    I am so sorry for your loss Patricia and family. I knew your mom way back when and remember her as a strong and loving young woman. From what she told me on facebook, she had many blessings of family and friends, as so many were blessed with her in their lives. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. God’s Blessings.


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