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Donna Maria Lancucki, 69, of Traverse City, formerly of Royal Oak, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 in Traverse City. Donna was born on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1948 to the late Thaddeus Joseph and Norene Elizabeth (Forbes) Lancucki in Detroit.
She graduated from Pershing High School and then attended college.
A medical transcriptionist, Donna worked for a private company in Southfield. In 2013 she made the move to Traverse City to be near her sisters.
Donna was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, watching movies and antiquing. She had a kind and generous spirit and was a very good friend to many.
Donna attended St. Francis Catholic Church and in the past had been a member of The Detroit Institute of Arts and Detroit Film Club.
Her greatest joy was being with her family, especially her nieces and nephews.
Surviving Donna are her sisters, Jan (Dan) Zolik, of Lake Ann, and Meg (Wes) Benner, of Traverse City; her brother, David (Jean) Lancucki, of Virginia; her nephew, Nathan (Heather Clefisch) Zolik; nieces, Alycia (Marty) Rhein, Emily (Brett Hall) Lancucki and Alexandra (Ben) Gwathmey; and her great-nieces and nephews, Sophia, Louis, Ruby, Theodore, Abram, Adele and Edward.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents.
Donna's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the team at Culver Meadows Senior Living Center and Hospice of Michigan for the excellent care and friendship they provided Donna.
The Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, Friday, June 29, 2018, at St. Francis Catholic Church. Donna's cremated remains will be placed with her mom and dad at Lake Ann Cemetery.
For those who wish to remember Donna with a monetary contribution, the family would suggest the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686 (www.tadl.org/donate); Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools, 123 E. 11th St., Traverse City, MI 49684; or Hospice of Michigan, 10850 E. Traverse Highway, Suite 1155, Traverse City, MI 49684 (www.hom.org).
Please visit Donna's tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your memories and thoughts with her family.
The family is being served and cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on February 2, 2018
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