Donna A. Grundman

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2000

Kenai resident Donna A. Grundman died of cancer Friday, April 14, 2000, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. She was 72.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. May 7 at Chuda House.

Mrs. Grundman was born July 8, 1927, in Maquoketa, Iowa. She moved to Alaska from Oregon in 1978 and lived in Hope-Sunrise and Kenai for several years.

She enjoyed painting, writing and reading and she was always busy with different craft projects. She was the author of "A Distant Eden," "Days to Remember" and "A Place Called Hope." She painted gold pans and full paintings, many of which were sold in gift shops on the Kenai Peninsula.

According to her family, she loved the Turnagain Arm, especially the mountains.

"She was very thankful to the ministry offered to Chuda House by the Kenai Christian Church. She was known for her ability to make friends with all varieties of people. Her apartment was the central gathering place.

"She always had coffee and homemade cookies and candy ready for those in need of a friend. Mom was determined to live her life in a positive manner. Her many struggles in life were all met with the straightforward determination and humor. She loved the Lord, her children and her friends," the family said.

Mrs. Grundman is survived by her sons, Dan and Darrell Grundman, both of Oregon; daughter, Debra Grundman of Alaska; and grandchildren, Linday, Lisa, Jessica, Erich and Corey.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1057 West Fireweed Lane, Suite 204, Anchorage, AK 99503.

Arrangements were made by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory.

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