Donna Mae Kromminga, 91

Donna Mae Kromminga, age 91, of Clarksville, Iowa, was born the daughter of Peter and Etta (Getting) Prins, on July 27, 1931, in rural Hardin County near Ackley, Iowa. Donna attended country school. After her schooling, Donna volunteered at the Iowa Falls Hospital.

On June 9, 1949, Donna was united in marriage with Everett Menno Kromminga in Popejoy, Iowa. Later the couple made their home and farmed on Everett’s family farm near Austinville. To this union five children were born. In 1964, they sold the family farm and moved to Clarksville, Iowa, where they farmed for seven years. After selling the farm in 1971, the couple owned and operated the D-X Station in Clarksville for a few years. While the couple operated the station, Donna also worked parttime in the kitchen at Doc’s Restaurant in Clarksville. In 1975, she began working at the Red Fox Inn in Waverly, Iowa, and worked there for 25 years. Donna and Everett also delivered the Waterloo Courier for over 20 years.

Donna loved to bake, grow flowers, and raise chickens to butcher. She enjoyed taking lots of pictures, doing crossword puzzles, and watching soap operas. Donna’s greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

On Monday, September 5, 2022, Donna passed away at Clarksville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Clarksville. She is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Everett, on April 25, 2022; two sons, Rick and Robert Kromminga; one son-in-law, Galen Gallmeyer: her parents; and one brother, Calvin Prins.

Donna is survived by two sons, Jeff (Alesia) Kromminga of Clarksville, and Daryl Kromminga of Clarksville; one daughter, Kathy Gallmeyer of Clarksville; one daughter-in-law, Sue Kromminga of Shell Rock, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, Amber (Ryan) McCully, Austin Kromminga, Dalton Kromminga, Seth (Lacey) Behrends, Trace (Emily) Kromminga, Drew Kromminga, Curt (Leanne) Gallmeyer, Jennifer (Butch) Gruelke, Tyson (Abby) Kromminga, and Shea Goddard; 13 great grandchildren, Ethan, Emma, Nichole, Briggs, Boden, Logan, Issac, Chase, Paxton, Michaela, Audrey, Elizabeth, Emersen and a great grandchild due soon; and two great-great grandchildren, Ledger, and Brenlee; two brothers, John Prins of Iowa Falls, Iowa and Marvin (Sue) Prins of Ames, Iowa.

Graveside services will be held at a later date with Pastor Curt Gallmeyer officiating. Burial will be at Lynwood Cemetery in Clarksville with Everett and Donna’s grandchildren serving as Honorary Urnbearers.

Memorials may be directed to the family.


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