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Donna Mae (Auten) Yazel

January 6, 2022

Donna Mae (Auten) Yazel Age 77 passed away peacefully at 4 am January 6, 2022. embraced by her loving family. She was a devoted Catholic and often brought mass to her home, she enjoyed watching Joel Osteen on Sunday mornings. Donna was affiliated with The Arch Diocese of Gary, IN.
She married her first husband Don Dillman following her first child Julie Ann Dilliman. Donna then later married Charles Rothschild following her second child Heather Rothschild.

Preceded in death by Jewel & Goldie Auten (father and mother), Shirley & Edward Auten (Sister and Brother), Julie Ann Dillman (Daughter), Billie Dotson (Cousin), Debbie Auten (niece)

Survived by Jimmy Auten (brother), Heather Rothschild (daughter); four grandchildren, Joseph, Jacob, Brianna Epley, Christian Doll; four great grandchildren Gabriella, Ryan, Jace, Ethan Epley, and many nieces, nephews, extended family, in-laws, and cherished loving friends.

Donna was a proud retiree of Walgreens photo department. She had a passion for photography. She also enjoyed taking pictures of her family, and loved her pets. Donna was a social butterfly, and she loved to meet new people. She touched the hearts of many people. She loved and cared for her family. She loved children and enjoyed every minute with her family. She loved us all immensely.

“Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints in the snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush.
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.”

July 7, 1944
Passed January 6, 2022


January 21, 2022
9:00 - 10:00 AM
St. Paul Catholic Church

1855 Harrison Blvd, Valparaiso, IN 46385


January 21, 2022
10:00 AM
St. Paul Catholic Church

1855 Harrison Blvd, Valparaiso, IN 46385