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Donna J. Wahlers

June 11, 1943 - September 27, 2021

MUNCIE – Dona J. Wahlers, 78, passed away on Monday afternoon, September 27, 2021 after a brief illness.

She was born on June 11, 1943 in Oklahoma, the daughter of Donald J. and Ida M. Stover and graduated from William A. Wirt High School, Miller Beach in 1961. Dona attended Oklahoma University. On August 31, 1…READ MORE

MUNCIE – Dona J. Wahlers, 78, passed away on Monday afternoon, September 27, 2021 after a brief illness.

She was born on June 11, 1943 in Oklahoma, the daughter of Donald J. and Ida M. Stover and graduated from William A. Wirt High School, Miller Beach in 1961. Dona attended Oklahoma University. On August 31, 1963 in Miller Beach, she married the love of her life, John Wahlers.

Dona was a chartered life underwriter and worked with Eley-Graham Associates (Gary, IN) and Northwestern Mutual Life (Muncie, IN) until her retirement in 2005. Dona loved cooking and lent her cooking talents to her church, Marquette Park United Methodist (Miller Beach) cooking for the church bazaar every year as well as being the camp cook for summer church camp (Epworth Forest). Many kids fell in love with her tuna casserole strange as that may seem. Dona cooked with love and many a good meal and friendships were shared around her dinner table.

Dona opened her home to everyone at a moment’s notice whether it was her friends, the neighborhood children, the wrestling team, foreign exchange students, or foster children. You felt the warmth and sunshine the minute you walked in her home. Once you entered her home, you became part of her family.

Surviving Dona are her three children, Kathi Wahlers of Muncie, Laura Perkins (husband, Russell) of Carmel and William J. Wahlers of Muncie; four grandchildren, Connor Wahlers, Ethan Perkins, Abby Perkins and August Wahlers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother.

There will be no services per Dona’s wishes.

The family would like to thank the staff at Copper Trace, Bethel Pointe Nursing & Rehabilitation, and IU Health that cared for and loved Dona.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Crisis Center, 101 Montgomery Street, Gary, IN 46403.

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

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