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“Keith, Kathy, and JeffreySorry to read of your Mother's passing. Since I ran around with Steve, was able to correspond with her frequently. ...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: John Klocksiem

“I am saddened to learn of Donna's passing and extend my condolences to her family. I had the privilege and pleasure of working with Donna at the...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jim Seitz - Dubuque, IA

“So sad to hear. My sisters keep me up to date on Ogden news and had told me she was sick. Spent many over-nights with Kathy. Even hung out some times...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Patty Zunkel Caldwell - Lebanon, TN

“I hung out at the Bollenbaugh house while growing up in Ogden. Made for great memories. I remember turning the oven on, not knowing there was a...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Karen Christensen Messamer - IA

“Donna was my Dad's right hand for many years running his office. She was invaluable keeping my father organized and moving forward. She was tough...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Dave Linder - Twin Lakes, IA

“Growing up with Buzz, I have known and respected Donna for many years. She was an icon to the city of Ogden and will be missed by all that were...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Brian Oeffner - Johnston

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all! She loved going to basketball games when my daughters Amy & Nicole played basketball. She was a great women! ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Denise Van Pelt - Ogden, IA

Donna Bollenbaugh, 87, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the Community United Methodist Church Ogden. Rev. Evelyn Lewiston will officiate. Burial will be at Beaver Cemetery in Beaver, Iowa. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Church. For online obituaries and condolences visit:

Donna LaVonne Samuelson was born on October 31, 1929, the daughter of Roy and Mildred (Wolf) Samuelson. She graduated with the Ogden High School class of 1947. She attended DMACC in Boone where she received her Associates in Arts Degree.

Donna was united in marriage to Marion Bollenbaugh and to this union four children were born, Steven, Keith, Kathy and Jeffrey.

She worked for the Boone County Hospital for two years, she went on to work at Dr. Linder's office in Ogden as a receptionist for 26 years. Donna then worked at Wal-Mart Pharmacy as an associate for 10 years.

She was a member of the Community United Methodist Church, Red Hat Society, Daughter's of the American Revolution. Donna enjoyed playing cards, quilting, and attending many Ogden sporting events.

Survivors include her three children, Keith (Lili) Bollenbaugh of Chandler, AZ; Kathy Robinson of Maryland, and Jeffrey Bollenbaugh of Ogden, IA; four grandchildren, Libby, Charlie, David and Kristen; seven great-grandchildren, Spencer, Brady, Helena, Qyra, Amaya, Ashlynn and Cash; one brother Rodney (Edie) Samuelson of Johnston, IA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Steven, two brothers, Lauren and Robert Samuelson, and one nephew Michael Samuelson.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.