Donna L. Watz

Died Jan. 7, 2019


Donna Lucille Watz, 81, of Standish, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, finished her journey to be with her Lord Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. She surrendered her body peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

Donna was the only daughter of Frank Earl and Alice Mae (Jones) Sharrow. She was very involved in the church, helping with catechism and premarital counseling. Donna was loyal, dedicated and passionate about caring for the developmentally disabled population. She worked tirelessly in adult foster care homes and at Arenac Opportunities. Donna retired from Bay Human Services then went to work at Arenac Opportunities. Donna’s love, light and spirit will be greatly missed.

Donna is survived by her husband, Richard John Watz; four children, Julie Marie, Diana (Tim) Hagley, Joseph (Winifred) Watz and Gina (George) Castle; nine grandchildren, Allison (Roger) Lockshier, Courtney (Richie) Rolfe, Reginald Curtis, Jacob Hagley, Trisha, Lindsey and Joe Paul Watz, and Gylian and Georgie Castle; and seven great-grandchildren, Andrew, Lucas and Sophie Stokoszynski, Jude Lockshier, and Delia, Charlotte and Edward Rolfe. Donna is also survived by two brothers, Robert and Michael Sharrow.

She was predeceased by four brothers, Frank Jr., Patrick, Joseph and David.

A funeral Mass celebrating Donna’s life will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, Standish, with the Rev. Father David Parsch officiating. The family will greet family and friends at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church from 10 a.m. Thursday until time of Mass at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Arenac Opportunities, Inc.


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Bob Kohn

My condolences to the family.

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