July 22, 2024 Donate


Donna M. Pierce

Donna M. Pierce, age 87, of Chelsea, MI, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2024, at home surrounded by her family. Donna was born on February 7, 1937, in Battle Creek, MI, the daughter of Paul and Nellie (McKinney) Steeb.

On July 7, 1956, she married the love of her life, Donald F. Pierce, in Ann Arbor, MI. They made their home, and raised their family, in Chelsea.  Together, they embarked on a journey of nearly 66 years of joyful companionship.  Donna and Don shared a passion for life, family, travel, and creating beautiful memories together.

Donna’s creative spirit found expression in various forms, from her skillful photography to her intricate knitting, crocheting, quilting, and sewing projects. She and Don enjoyed traveling the country and spending time with their family at their cottage in Houghton Lake. In retirement, they wintered in Florida and enjoyed many hours walking the beach, looking for sand dollars and shells.

Donna is survived by her three daughters, Kathryn Pierce of Chelsea, Cynthia Dunlevy of California, and Karyn Zaitonia of Chelsea; her five beloved grandchildren, Jeff, Jenny, Ali, Pierce, and Kailey; her two cherished great-grandchildren, Willow and Wren; her brother, Richard Steeb; her sister, Nancy Stoddard; nieces, Sheryl, Jill and Kelley; nephews, Dennis, Mark, Kevin and Chris. Donna was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Don, in April 2022.

Donna was a loving mother and grandmother who taught her family to be creative and see the beauty in all things.  She will be greatly missed.

Per Donna’s wishes a small family gathering celebrating her life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home.