Donna Joranger Himmel


Donna Joranger Himmel of Valatie NY entered eternal rest on January 31st 2021. She passed while fighting a very brave and tough battle with cancer. She contracted the Covid 19 virus while in the hospital and that proved to be too much for her. She died with her loving husband of 30 years, Steven, by her side.

Donna is survived by her husband and their three sons, Ted, Gunnar and Scott. Nothing meant more to Donna than her husband and their loving family.

Donna is also survived by her father, Jim Joranger her sister Mary (Dale) Neraasen, and her brothers Mike (Ann) Joranger and James Joranger.

She is also survived by her beloved mother in law Joan Himmel, her special aunts, Liz Pazera, Bernice Pugliese, and Julie Himmel and her Uncle Ray Himmel She leaves her sister in law Tanya and brother in law Scott in addition to many cousins, nieces and nephews. Donna was blessed to have many friends and their friendship brought her a lot of comfort and support during her battle with cancer.

Donna had worked most recently at the Columbia County Department of Social Services where she was a valued employee because of her competence and positive attitude. Earlier in her career Donna had been a flight attendant and had many wonderful stories of her time in the sky.

Donna’s true love and her passion was her family. Donna was a wonderful wife and mother. She loved her husband very much and they built a great life together. The center of their universe was their 3 boys. They attended all the sporting events, concerts, assemblies and graduations. She loved attending her son’s sporting events and was always very vocal in her support.

Donna also cherished her summers at Kinderhook Lake and West Beach Massachusetts, an evening boat ride with her husband, after a day of fun with the whole family, is what brought her the most joy.

A celebration and remembrance of Donna’s life will be held at a future date. The family has requested that you please consider a donation to the Our Community Cares, Inc., PO Box 463, Ghent, NY 12075.

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