Donna Mae Starkey, 79, of Luana, Iowa died Sunday, May 10, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa. Donna was born September 20, 1940 to Clayton and Lucille (Glawe) O’Neal in St. Olaf, Iowa. She graduated from Elkader High School and then trained for nursing.
Donna was united in marriage with Clifford Starkey on February 18, 1978 in Monona, Iowa.
Surviving Donna are her five children, Kathy Bugenhagen of Monona, Iowa, Kendall (Kathy) Bradley of McDonough, Georgia, Karen (Marshall) Burkhart of Wellman, Iowa, Kelly (Jeff) Smerud of Monona, Iowa and Kirk Krampeter of Loxahatchee, Florida; daughter of Clifford Starkey, Donna (LeRoy) Luepker of Lowden, Iowa; grandchildren, Parker Grimm, Lance Grimm, Connor Bradley, Collin Bradley, Jesse Burkhart, Keagan Smerud and Kayla Krampeter; great-grandchildren Michelle Burkhart, Aiden Burkhart, Melody Grimm, Harmony Grimm; sister-in-law Nancy Blong; several nieces and nephews and three sisters, Diane Doerring, Susan Ludvik and Linda Ambrose.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Clayton and Lucille O’Neal; husband, Clifford Starkey on September 17, 2007; siblings, Jimmy O’Neal, Clay O’Neal and Sherry O’Neal; and one grandson, Jared Burkhart.
Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having a public memorial at this time.
A Private Graveside Service will be held.
Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona, Iowa is assisting the family.