Donna M. (Johnson) Gates

January 26, 1937 ~ March 29, 2022 (age 85)


Donna M. (Johnson) Gates, age 85 passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, March 29, 2022 at Altenheim Senior Living in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Indianapolis.

Donna was born January 26, 1937 in Black Hawk, South Dakota. She was a 1956 graduate of Hill City High School in South Dakota. Donna retired in 2009 from the Bookkeeping Department for Gradex Inc. in Carmel after 39 years of service.

She enjoyed traveling, going to the casino and playing Bingo. Donna was an avid reader and enjoyed working crossword puzzles. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Donna is survived by her daughter, Patricia Hall of Brown County; grandchildren, Cheyenne (Matt) Mappes of Brown County, Jedidiah (Sara) Hall of Mooresville and Mike Gates of Spencer; great grandchildren, Berkley and Easton Mappes, Layla, Rosie and Elias Hall, Makayla, Mica, Khole and Lucas Gates; and a daughter-in-law, Sue Gates of Indianapolis.

Donna was preceded in death by her son, Michael Gates; and a son in law, Jeffrey Hall.

In keeping with Donna’s, she will be cremated and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Cremation services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

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Celebration of Life Service to be held at a later date.

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