Jose Donna

  • Born: March 12, 1929
  • Died: October 19, 2019
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


STERLING – Jose Donna, 90 of Sterling died Saturday October 19, 2019 at Rock River Hospice & Home in Sterling.

He was born on March 12, 1929 in Rivera, TX the son of Pedro and Romana (Amaya) Donna. He married Virginia Rodriguez on April 17, 1951 in Brownsville, TX. Jose was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire Company in Sterling retiring as a millwright in 1985. He had also operated Donna's Café on Wallace street several years ago. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling and had served as an usher. He had enjoyed playing the accordion and guitar. He liked working about in his yard.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia; daughters: Elisa (Kurt) Stutzke, Delia (Bob) Frank, Cynthia (Tim) Ries and Melissa Donna; sons: Joe Donna Jr and Isreal (Karen) Donna; his sisters: Maria Garza, Hortencia Mueller and Helena Gonzalez; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded by his parents; one brother; one sister and one ½ sister.

On Wednesday October 23, 2019 the Rosary will be recited at 9 AM followed by a visitation from 9:15 – 10:30 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM in St. Mary Catholic Church.