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Donna Bell Welch

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Donna Bell (Asher) Welch, 90, of Wakefield, formerly a longtime resident of Bath, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022.

Donna was born on Aug. 31, 1931, in Lansing, a daughter of Florence Evelyn and Earl Mike Asher.

She was a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Bath, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in DeWitt.

Donna is survived by two daughters, Brenda Stevenson (Glenn) and Nancy Spagnuolo (Ron Harte); a beloved granddaughter, Rozalin Holmes (Will); three cherished great-grandsons, Silas and Eastyn Holmes and Kyle Nichols; numerous dear nieces and nephews; three grand-cats; and a grand-dog.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Rich; a granddaughter, Sami Lee DeFeyter; a grandson, Brian Nichols; eight brothers and sisters; and other family members.

There will be no service at this time. A celebration of Donna's life will be held at a later date.

Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting the family with their arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at