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Donna Marie (nee Mussatti) Rajk

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Donna Marie (nee Mussatti) Rajk, 65, of Wakefield, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood, surrounded by her loving family.

Donna was born in Wakefield to the late John and Mary Mussatti on Aug. 18, 1958.

Donna was well known by many for her caring, giving, compassionate personality, especially her gift as a certified nursing assistant at the local nursing homes and home health care agencies. She would give a stranger the shirt off her back even when she really needed it herself. Donna loved to garden and was a voracious reader. She sure was a colorful character who didn't hesitate to tell you what was on her mind, but at the same time she had a great sense of humor that made life fun for those around her. Donna volunteered her time to numerous organizations such as Victim Services, the local library and her son, Marco's, Boy Scout troop.

Her children were her true purpose in life. She was always there for them. All three of her children survive, Roy Mussatti (Crystal Pruist), Bessemer, Deanna Mussatti (Sienna Salo), Bismarck, North Dakota, and Marco Rajk, Wakefield. Donna's siblings survive and include, Loraine Mussatti, Wakefield, Clifford Mussatti, Bessemer, and Nicole (nee Mussatti) Hocking, Hurley, Wisconsin. Other survivors include her nieces and nephew, Cassie Mussatti, Justin Mussatti and Jody Mazes

Donna was preceded in death by her father, John Mussatti; her mother, Mary Lois (nee Tillman) Mussatti; and a nephew, John Mazes. Also, preceding Donna in death was her former husband and best friend, James Rajk.

The family is planning a private graveside ceremony later this fall at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Bessemer.

Jerald Rocco, owner, and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is overseeing Donna's arrangements. To send online condolences or to share a memory, please go to

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