Donna Jean Ackley (Scholten)
Donna Jean Ackley, 69, of Battle Creek, passed away peacefully Friday, December 22, 2017 at her home. She was born January 18, 1948 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Hendrick and Virginia (Shafe) Scholten. Donna graduated from Climax-Scotts High School class of 1966 and continued her education at Kalamazoo School of Practical Nursing graduating in 1967. She worked as a LPN in Bozeman, MT for some time and then was employed by Felpausch Foods for 18 years while in MI. She enjoyed country & western and gospel music, spending time with family and friends, and she was an avid reader. Donna attended Bedford Bible Church and loved her cat, Bibs.
She is survived by her children, Dawn (Aaron) Burns and John (Melannie) Molendyk II; brothers, Albert (Ruth) Scholten and Stephen (Laurie Jane) Scholten; grandchildren, Brittany (Dan) Diepenhorst, Cheryl Burns, and Daniel (Samantha) Burns; 4 great grandchildren; 3 nieces and 2 nephews; and her longtime companion, Joe Glover.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, John A. Molendyk; and her second husband, Dennis G. Ackley.
Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Wednesday, December 27th from 1:00-3:00 PM with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 PM. A private family burial will take place at Roof Cemetery in Climax, MI at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made to the U of M Bipolar Foundation or Humane Society of South Central MI.