Donna Jean Banister nee Laske, 84 years old, a resident of Lexington Square of Lombard, formerly of Green Lake, Wisconsin, passed away suddenly on June 7, 2021.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 11 at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, with a Visitation from 9:00 AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Acacia Park Cemetery, Chicago.
Donna was married to the late Fred Banister, Jr., retired Lombard FD, on August 4, 1956, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Lombard. They were married for 54 years.
She is survived by her three children, Sharon Sampson (Steve), Gail Bell (Larry) and Dale (Kris); her five grandchildren who called her “GG”, Kelly Kelley (Dan), Jeff Sampson (Lucy), Michael Bell (Kaeley), Steven Bell, and Lauren Welch (Ethan), as well as her six great-grandchildren, Brayden, Landon, Jameson, Evelyn, Gavin and Brooks, and would have loved to meet her newest granddaughter, Emma, when she joins the family very soon.
Donna graduated from Glenbard High School, Glen Ellyn in 1955 and worked as a secretary at Glenbard East High School, Lombard, for seven years before moving to Green Lake, WI with Fred in 1978. She then worked as a legal secretary with a law firm in Markesan, WI, until Fred and Donna retired to Lakeview, AR, where they lived until 2009. After Fred passed away in February of 2009, she moved back to Green Lake, WI until recently returning to Lombard in February of this year.
Donna was currently a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Princeton, WI and a former member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Lombard and Redeemer Lutheran Church, Mountain Home, AR. She loved being involved with Bible Study and volunteering with the church resale shop for a while. She enjoyed playing Bingo at Lexington Square and was a frequent winner and enjoyed telling her family of her wins! She was a loving and caring mother and role model to her children and a grandmother who enjoyed her visits from the children and grandchildren whenever possible. She was happiest in her comfortable home in Green Lake, WI.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Calvary Lutheran Church, 202 S. Farmer Street, Princeton, WI 54968.
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Calvary Lutheran Church
202 S. Farmer Street, Princeton WI 54968