Donna Faye Hardwick Balenger, Katazmaquay, 76, formerly of Gladstone, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2014, at her home in Escanaba with her family by her side.
She was born May 25, 1937, in St. Jacques, the daughter of John and Mary (Cadreau) Hardwick. She was raised in St. Jacques, had attended the Harbor Springs Boarding School and completed her education at Gladstone High School.
Donna married Lowell Balenger on May 18, 1970 and he passed away in 2002. She was a very hard worker throughout her whole life, and worked at Harnischfeger for 10 years and then worked and retired from Mead Paper Mill in Escanaba.
She was a member of All Saints Church in Gladstone, Al-anon, and was very active with the Elder