South Bend, IN - Donna Jane (Coleman) Hexamer, 65, of South Bend, IN passed away on March 2, 2011 at Community Hospital, Anderson, IN.
Born in South Bend, IN on February 4, 1946, to Ernest Dale Coleman and Margaret ï¿½Peggyï¿½ (Brockus) Quinn, Donna was a homemaker the majority of her life. The last several years she worked as a Greeter for the Elkhart, IN Walmart. As a Greeter she could be found making customers smile and laugh by wearing a fake pigeon on her shoulder, or a green foam ball on her nose, as well as crazy earrings.
Donna will be remembered for being fun loving, free spirited, and feisty. She enjoyed singing off key, cooking, photography and playing with her grandchildren. Donna was a member of the Red Hat Society and Indiana Bass Masters. Donna was also a 4-H Leader, competed in equestrian Dressage events, and loved to visit Southern California, sunbathe, water ski, and play backgammon.
Donna was a fighter who survived and thrived through five strokes, two heart surgeries, a pace maker, and more.
She will be greatly missed and is survived by her husband James Hexamer of Alexandria, IN; daughter and son-in-law Donna "Peanut" and Brent Norum of Claremont, CA; son and daughter-in-law Todd and Brenda Wiener of Anderson, IN; mother, Margaret "Peggy" Quinn of South Bend, IN; three brothers, Ron Coleman, Ernie Coleman, and Jim Coleman, all of Niles, MI; and five grandchildren, Chris and Kayla Gilbert, Andrew, Maxine, and Vivian Norum
She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Dale Coleman and an infant child.
All are welcome to celebrate her life at a Memorial Service and brunch on Saturday, March 19, 10:30 a.m. at Edgewood Country Club, 519 Golf Club Road, Anderson, IN, (765) 642-4979, www.theedgewood.net.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Stroke Association, www.strokeassociation.org or North Anderson Wesleyan Church, 1947 E. 240 N., Anderson, IN 46012.
Read Donna Hexamer's Obituary and Guestbook on loosefuneralhomes.com.