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Donna Belknap

A Celebration of Life, fellowship and a luncheon for Donna Belknap, age 86, of Moville, will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the United Methodist Church of Moville.

Donna passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at the UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s of Sioux City.

Donna M. Belknap was born December 21, 1935 in Mapleton, Iowa to Emil and Viola Hesse. She attended Mapleton High School. After high school she was united in marriage to Gene Belknap on March 17, 1957. They made their home in Moville, Iowa, where they raised their children.

Donna thoroughly enjoyed her job at Swift Hatchery in Moville where she was the assistant supervisor. She was known as the “best turkey loader in Iowa.” She enjoyed fishing, bowling, golf, playing the slots and crocheting. She kept a garden and canned many of her garden goodies.

Donna loved Halloween and enjoyed dressing up in many different costumes during the night, telling great jokes. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and belonged to the United Methodist Women. Donna was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Belknap of Moville, IA; daughters, Terry (Dan) Caskey of South Sioux City, NE, Tammy and Robin Kreisl of Moville, IA; grandchildren, Jonathan Kreisl of Sioux City, IA, Dannie (Emma) Caskey of Homer, NE, Karena (DJ) Vandershaft of South Sioux City, NE, Justin (Kristina) Kreisel of Aplington, IA, Brittany Kreisel of Waterloo, IA Mehndy and Michelle Caskey of South Sioux City, NE; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Shirley Hesse of Mapleton, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Donna Gene; brothers, Darrel (Donna) Hesse and Donald Hesse; three sisters-in-law Ilene (Pat) Sapenta, Betty (Edward) Kent and Shirley Belknap; brother-in-law, Raymond Belknap, parents-in-law, Virgil and Marie Belknap.


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