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Donna Epstein

Published May 14,2024

Obituary's Biography:

Donna Epstein (nee Twitchell), born on June 3, 1951, passed away on May 12, 2024.  Donna grew up in Seward, Alaska, where she lived until 1964 when a major earthquake destroyed their home. She moved to Anchorage, where she met the love of her life, Ira Epstein from Skokie, Illinois.  He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force at Elmendorf Air Force Base.  They were married on July 12, 1969.  They lived in Anchorage until October 1973 when they moved to Illinois.  They had three children, Blair, Kjerstin Gatlin, and Kandace Williams; and four grandchildren, Liam Williams, Chance Culp, Chasidy Culp, and Jessie Culp.  Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Ira on January 10, 2007; and son, Blair on September 19, 2022.

Donna enjoyed playing Mahjongg and Bunco.  She belonged to the Dining Divas group and Red Hatters.  She enjoyed spending her spare time knitting winter scarves for veterans and homeless in Lake County and Operation Gratitude for the military.

Entombment will be held at Warren Cemetery, 1475 N. Cemetery Road, Gurnee, IL 60031 on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 1pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Save A Pet, PO Box 266, Grayslake, IL 60030 or Wounded Warriors, National Processing Center, PO Box 758541, Topeka, KS 66675-8541. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For more information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.StrangFuneral.org.