Donna Marie (Bitner) Weiss, 55, formerly of Huron, Estelline and De Smet, died Jan. 23, 2013, at her home in Volga while under the care of hospice after years of battling cancer.
A memorial celebration of her life is at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Christian and Missionary Church in De Smet.
She was born on Nov. 21, 1957, to Leslie and Blanche (Brown) Bitner in Lake Preston. She was raised on a sheep farm southeast of De Smet with plenty of horses. In 1976, she graduated from De Smet High School. On Nov. 23, 1977, she married Leroy Weiss. They had a son, Duane L., on Nov. 5, 1977.
Donna worked at various jobs, but her favorite was as a home care aide in Huron. She loved working with her clients while living in Huron for many years.
She is survived by her son, Duane, of Brookings; her siblings, Gail (Gary) Volk of Somerset, Colo., Gloria Zeitler of Rapid City, Bonnie (Paul) Chavez of Show Low, Ariz., and Loren (Kathy) Bitner of Dell Rapids; a special friend, Charles Gamber; a former husband, Leroy Weiss; and many aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, other relatives and a good friend, Jim Boomsma.