The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


October 9, 2013

LaDonna 'Donna' Ann Heister

LaDonna ‘Donna’ Ann Heister

Dec. 7, 1961 - Oct. 7, 2013

MAQUOKETA — LaDonna “Donna” Ann Heister, age 51, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died on Monday, October 7, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family.

A funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 11, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Preston, Iowa. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Preston. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Preston, with a Rosary service being held at 3:30 p.m. A memorial fund has been established in Donna’s memory. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Donna was born December 7, 1961 in Jackson County, Iowa the daughter of Daniel and Madonna (Reuter) Heister. She attended Miles East Central High School and graduated with the Class of 1980. Donna worked at Osterhaus Pharmacy, Maquoketa. She also worked at Obie’s in Maquoketa for over twenty years, until she purchased the business.

Donna was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. She enjoyed watching pro football and NASCAR. She loved working and owning Obie’s because it allowed her to surround herself with people. Donna cherished the time that she spent with her friends, family, and nieces.

Donna is survived by her mother, Madonna Heister of Preston, Iowa; three siblings, Cletus (Laurie) Heister of Preston, Lisa (Scott Grant) Wilden of Charlotte, Iowa, and Tom (Michelle) Heister of Pecatonica, Illinois; six nieces, Rachel, Raelle, and Hailey Heister, Nicole, and Tara Wilden, and Raquel Bormann; two nephews, Ryan and Rusty Bormann; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Donna is preceded in death by her father, paternal and maternal grandparents.

Death date: Oct. 7, 2013

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