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Donna Marie (Terbrack) Goniwicha

June 13, 1943 — March 2, 2018

Donna Marie Goniwicha, age 74, of Paw Paw, passed away March 2, 2018. She was born in Harbor Beach, June 13, 1943 to the late Laverne and Sylvia (Kozal) Terbrack. She is survived by her loving husband Richard Goniwicha, whom she married at St’s Peter & Paul Catholic Church on November 6, 1965. Also surviving are their four children, Sylvester (Robin) Goniwicha, Daniel (Darcy) Goniwicha, Brenda (Jerry Melchor) Goniwicha and Rebecca (David Green) Slater, seven grandchildren, Kevin Goniwicha, Matthew (Stephanie) Goniwicha, Danielle (Joe Lafave) Forster, Scott (Autumn Hudson) Forster, Kyle (Stacie Salefske) Slater, Jonathon (Autumn Mowery) Goniwicha and  Jesse Goniwicha, two great grandchildren, Conley Goniwicha and Chandler Forster and one sister, Evelyn (Alan) Witkowsky. Donna is preceded in death by two grandchildren, Katlyn Slater and Joshua Goniwicha. Donna attended St’s Peter & Paul Catholic Church and School in Ruth Michigan, where she graduated from high school. She spent her early years as a homemaker, raising the family and working on crafting projects that included quilting, creating treasured pieces for her family.  Donna also enjoyed baking and cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren. A giver at heart, Donna would do anything possible to help others. She was a longtime volunteer and parishioner at the Catholic churches she attended through the years – St. Joseph’s Church, Rapson; St. Ambrose Church, Delton; St. Ann’s Church, Richland and Saint Mary’s Church, Paw Paw. Once the children left home, Donna went to work at Meijer for several years. The family will receive guests on Monday, March 5, 2018 beginning at 4:00 p.m. until at 8:00 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, where a Rosary service will commence at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will follow on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Paw Paw, with Fr. Joseph Xavier officiating. Cremation will follow. The family request memorial contributions be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

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Recitation of the Rosary

Monday, March 5, 2018

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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