Donna D. Heimbuch

May 11, 1931 ~ March 21, 2015

Donna (Waddle) Heimbuch was born in Langford, SD to Ray and Bernadine Waddle. She passed peacefully to our Savior's arms surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her husband of almost 65 years, Karl Heimbuch; children, Joyce (Monte) Hanes, Richard Heimbuch and Russel Heimbuch, all of Vancouver, WA; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Klattenhoff (Gene Ferryman) of Vancouver and Pat (Norm) Ploium of Ocean Park, WA; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Donna moved with her family to Vancouver at age 11 and enjoyed getting together with her Salmon Creek girlfriends until her passing. She graduated from Fort Vancouver High School in 1949. Since retiring from the Columbian in 1993, she appreciated her morning "mall walker" friends.

"Grandma Donna" as she was lovingly known at New Hope Foursquare Church, faithfully taught Sunday School over 65 years!

A memorial service will be held at 11a.m., Sat., March 28, 2015 at New Hope Foursquare Church, 1801 Daniels in Vancouver.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver.
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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 25, 2015