Donna Marie (Smith) Nyre got her "wings" on July 24, 2017 at American Lutheran Home, Mondovi with her family present. She was born on April 4, 1932 to Vernard and Myrtle (Crawford) Smith. Donna graduated from Mondovi High School and married her High School sweet heart, David L. Nyre on October 7, 1950. They fulfilled their dream of farming until retirement. Donna took pride raising her family of four and dedicated her life to her family and daughter with special needs. She had a strong faith and was active in Central Lutheran Church. She was always willing to help and care for others. Donna helped in creating ARC of Buffalo County and developing the clothing store in Mondovi. She received the Citizenship of Mondovi Award.
Donna is survived by her children, Diane (Dennis) Schultz, of Eleva, Donalynn "Dondi" Hayden, of Durand, David L. (Jeanne) Nyre, Jr., of Mondovi; eight grandchildren, Nathan (Rachel) Schultz, Steven (Erica) Schultz, Trevor (Julie) Hayden, Darcy (Jeff ) Davidson, Ryan Hayden, Samantha (Josh) Brantner, Carlee (Alex) Norby and Kayla and David Nyre; great-grandchildren, Dominic and Jamison Schultz, Hunter Hayden, Connor, Lilly and Madalyn Davidson and Charles Brantner; sister, Melita Steward; brother-in-law, Don Fimerite; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David; daughter, Dorothy; son-in-law, Gene Hayden; brothers, Marshal and Tom Smith and sister-in-law, Ruth Fimerite.
A funeral service will be held at Central Lutheran Church, Mondovi on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11:00 am with Pastor Rolf Morck officiating. Burial will follow at Naples Cemetery. A visitation will be held at Talbot Family Funeral Homes - Mondovi Chapel on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm and then again at church from 10:00 am until the time of service. Please share your memories and condolences online at www.talbotfuneralhomes.com.
The family would like to thank the staff at London Road Dialysis and American Lutheran Home for their loving care and support.