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Donna Housend, 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:31 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 7, 2021 at Gateway Regional Medical Center ER in Granite City. 

She was born Dec. 26, 1945 in Venice, IL to the late Robert & Mary (Spangler) King. 

Donna had been a waitress and cook at the American Steel cafeteria and Brenda’s Restaurant in Granite City and Madison, IL. 

She is survived by 2 daughters: Lisa (Jeff) Pointer and Carla (Robert) Brooks; a son: Todd Housend of Granite City; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters: Frances O’Dell of Esteline, SD and Karen Mares of Granite City. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters and a brother-in-law: Della Coltogirone, Lois King and Vernon O’Dell. 

Services are private. 

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at

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