ADRIAN –Donna Jean Schamberger, age 88, of Adrian, died April 2, 2017 at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was born April 8, 1928, in Pittsford, MI to Carroll E. and Audrey A. (Mattis) Calkins. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1945 and from Siena Heights College in 1947. On May 6, 1950, she married Edward R. Schamberger in Adrian, MI. Donna was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers.
Donna was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to read, travel, cook, and attend music and sporting events of her grandchildren.
Donna is survived by her children; Ruth E. Zedalis (Stephen) of Laveen, AZ, Mary K. Relson of Ann Arbor, Carol A. Schamberger of Adrian, Eileen M. Hill (Craig) of Tecumseh, and Karl E. Schamberger (Janie) of Brooklyn. In addition, she is survived by her 7 grandchildren; Brock LaHart (Eleanor), Brad Hill (Tereasa), Joseph E. Hill, David E. Schamberger, Eric J. Relson, Mark E. Relson, and Linda A. Relson; 2 great granddaughters, Madeleine and Claire LaHart.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward in 1970, daughter, Paula Jean in 1962, and her son-in-law, David Relson in 2013.
The Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Thursday, April 6, 2017 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Kurian Kollapallil as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a Vigil Prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. There will also be visitation in the baptistery of the church on Thursday from 10-10:45 a.m. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 415 Ormsby St, Adrian, MI 49221 or to Hospice of Lenawee, 1903 Wolf Creek Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221.
Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.