Donna R. Walzer

SALEM – Donna R. Walzer, 90, died at 6:48 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Grace Woods Senior Living of Salem.

She was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of the late Charles and Delores (McClay) Youtz.

Donna worked at the Salem High School cafeteria for 19 1/2 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Salem Elks #305 Auxiliary, Ohio Association of Public Employees and the AFSCME Union. Donna was a 1946 graduate of Salem High School.

Her husband, Norman “Turk” W. Walzer, whom she married Sept. 15, 1946, preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1994.

Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca (Robert) Houshour of Salem and Norma (Glenn) Johnson of Austintown; a son, Donald (Cindy) Walzer of Salem; a sister, Janet (Robert) Warner of Salem; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Charles Calvin Youtz; and a brother, Wilbur G. Youtz.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at Stark Memorial Funeral Home.

Calling hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Aimee Raymond of Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery in Salem.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity English Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1089 E. State St., Salem, Ohio 44460.

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