Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 13, 2012

Donna M. Lee


MANCELONA — Donna M. Lee, 88, of Mancelona, passed away Nov. 10, 2012 at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility.

Donna was born May 5, 1924 in Mancelona, the daughter of Harley and Luella Holderman.

Donna attended St. Anthony Catholic Church for many years. She proudly was a "Rosie the Riveter" in World War II as she was married for three days before her husband left for the war. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her family.

On Dec. 16, 1942 in Mancelona, she married the love of her life, Robert "Earl" Lee who survives. Also surviving are three children; Marie (Larry) Hamblin, Robert (Sherry) Lee all of Mancelona and Donald Lee of Bellaire; five grandchildren, RaeAnn Thompson, Jimmy Hamblin, Amanda Lee, Tishia Lee and Melissa Lee; five great-grandchildren, Caleb, Cooper, Riley, Isabelle, and Trevor; several nieces, nephews and special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; twin brother, Donald; and her sister, Viola.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the spring. The Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes is handling the arrangements. Please sign her guestbook at