Dona G. Emerson
Mills Township, Michigan
October 5, 1928 - June 4, 2019
A private memorial for family and friends will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com
Dona G. Emerson, age 90, passed away June 4, 2019 at her home in Alger, Michigan.
Dona was born October 5, 1928 in White Earth Ojibwe Reservation, Minnesota. She was an American Indian Boarding School Survivor and Plymouth High School Graduate. Dona was a Mills Township, Michigan resident for 30 years and served as the Township Treasurer for 27 years.
From spotting the first Robin of Spring through golfing and gardening all summer, deer hunting in fall, sledding and ice skating in winter, Dona enjoyed all the wonders of God’s creation and was proud of her Native American heritage and culture which is rooted in nature. Dona was born to a baseball playing family, her father a pitcher, a manager and her brothers and sisters were awesome athletes. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, enjoyed playing cards, especially Euchre and she played to win! Dona was an avid sports fan, cheering on the college football teams of her home state and in hockey, the Detroit Red Wings. She would interact with the games on TV and it seemed as if they heard her hundreds of miles away. Children were her joy. She took pride in the accomplishments of each of her 8 children, 15 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.
Dona is survived by her children, Wanda Thorburn, Geo Fuhst, David (Helen) Fuhst, Charles (Rene) Fuhst all of Michigan, Mary Moore of Mills Township, Michigan; 15 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren. Dona was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Cherly L. Lewis and Karen A. Rossi, one son, Frederick Anthony Fuhst; and siblings.
According to Dona’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private memorial for family and friends will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.