Donna Helen (Wilson) Allen, 91, St. Ansgar

Donna Helen (Wilson) Allen, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society in St. Ansgar, Iowa, at the age of 91.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at the First Congregational Church in Orchard with Pastor Jan Tjaden and Pastor Sue Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Floyd. Visitation is from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the First Congregational Church in Orchard.

Donna was born on September 25, 1928, at Marble Rock, Iowa, to Alton and Kathryn (McMurchy) Wilson. Donna attended rural school and graduated from Floyd High School in 1946. She worked at Salsbury Laboratories in the Mailing Department in Charles City for a year. Donna was a very good listener for family and friends.

Donna was married to Lawrence A. Allen at the bride’s home near Floyd, Iowa, on September 26, 1948. They were dairy farmers most of their lives around Powersville, Iowa, south of Charles City, and near St. Ansgar, Iowa, until moving to Osage, Iowa. To their union was born four daughters, Virginia C. Neeley, Debra J. Tack, Lorna S. Wilson, and Julia L. Zeitler.

She is survived by daughters, Virginia, Debra, and Lorna; sons-in-law, Larry Tack, Dan Wilson, and Dick Zeitler; grandchildren, Christine (Nicholas) Johnson, Karen (Brian) King, Aaron (Michelle) Neeley, Leah (Mark) Huebsher, Gavin (Jennifer) Tack, Whitney (Scott) Bull, Robin Wilson, April Wilson, Torray (Erin) Wilson, Faye (Matthew) Dengler, Jaron (Elizabeth) Wilson, Alexander (Jennifer) Zeitler, and Nicholas (Essie) Zeitler; twenty great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, Georgia Toogood, Marcia (Gary) Rudd, Arla (Craig) Muhl, and Ramona Wulff; nephews, Rodney (Gretchen) Toogood and William (Debbie) Wulff; cousins, Marvin (Rana) Wilson, Robert (Barbara) McMurchy, John McMurchy, and Margaret (McMurchy) Schumacher.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence A. Allen in 1981; sister, Doris Toogood; daughter, Julia L. Zeitler; son-in-law, Keith A. Neeley; and parents and grandparents.

Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home (641) 732-3706


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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