Donna Jean Brandon 74 of Lake passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Donna was born September 6, 1946 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the daughter of Donald and Eugenia (Palmer) Jackman. Donna graduated from Highland Park High School in 1964. Donna furthered her education, earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in education from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Donna was united in marriage to Mr. Daniel I. Brandon on August 20, 1975 in Clare. Donna had resided in Lake since 1974, moving from Saginaw, Michigan.
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Mrs. Brandon retired from Farwell Area Schools in 2003 as a Remedial Teacher. She also worked over ten years at Harrison Community Schools, prior to her employment at Farwell Area Schools. Donna was a devote member of Gilmore Church of Christ, Farwell and vice president of Bayou Vista Property Owners Association, Lake. She enjoyed creating unique stained glass creations, floral gardening, pontoon cruises around Littlefield Lake, reading, listening to music and spending time with her family and dear friends.
Surviving Mrs. Brandon is her husband and best friend of forty-six years, Mr. Daniel I. Brandon of Lake, her daughter, Phoebe Hall and husband Randy of Lake, a brother in-law, Jerry McKenna of Columbus, Ohio, one niece, Jeannie McKenna-Martin of Columbus and her beloved dog, Curly Bill. Donna was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Shirley McKenna.
Celebration of Life services honoring Donna were held at Gilmore Church of Christ. Memorial gifts in memory of Donna may be considered to: Gilmore Church of Christ, 2093 W. Coleman Road, Farwell, Michigan 48622. To share an online memory or condolence with Donna’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements and care of Mrs. Brandon and her family are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.