AUSTIN, Texas — Donna K. Nielsen, 53, of Austin, Texas, and formerly of Iowa City, died suddenly March 29, 2013, at North Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas.
Funeral services will begin Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Jeff Tackaberry will officiate. Memorials may be directed to The Donna K. Nielsen Memorial Fund.
“Donna was a loving and caring person. Any one that had the privilege to know her knew she had a heart of gold. Donna loved life to the fullest and especially loved being with family. She will be truly missed by all.”
Survivors include her husband, Jim Butler of Austin; her children, Kyle Espy of Austin, Jenna Espy of North Liberty and Marcus Espy of Iowa City; a stepson, Ben Butler of Coralville; her twin sister, Diane Prins (Michael) of Clinton; sisters, Karen Hill (John) of Clinton and Julia A. Nielsen of Bettendorf; brothers, Gary L. Nielsen (Cheryl) of Coralville, Robert J. Nielsen (Judie) of Clinton and Larry Nielsen (Janis) of Alpharetta, Georgia; many nieces and nephews; two cats, Rascal and Zoe; and Max – the family yellow lab.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com.
Death date: March 29, 2013