Donna E. Foss, 72, of Fremont, OH, passed away on January 24, 2023 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. She was born on December 24, 1950 in Toledo, OH to Richard F. and Eileen (Klatt) Helle. She was a 1968 graduate of Genoa High School and Terra Community College. Donna married Charles Foss on February 20, 1970, in Williston, OH at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Prior to marriage Donna worked for Dr. Diskin in Williston, OH and then she became a Lab Tech for Dr. Newman in Clyde, OH. Upon receiving her Associate Degree in Computer Science at Terra Community College, Donna worked for Meyers Drug Company in Tiffin, OH where she later became director of the IT department. She then became IT Director at Style Crest. In 1990 she partnered with three others to form Seneca Medical Corp in Tiffin, OH and retired in 2001.
Donna was a member of Whispering Meadows Gardening Club, Ohio State Garden Clubs where she was a State Officer, Hayes Ohio Star Quilt Guild, and a 25-year member of the Sports Car Club of America. She auto crossed with her husband and was division champion for a couple years, she placed 2nd at the National Championship Runoff in 1976. She was Charles’ pit crew when he was racing. She enjoyed painting, gardening, quilting, drawing and international traveling with her husband.
Donna is survived by her husband, Charles Foss; nephews; Jeff Helle and Mark (Sharon) Helle; niece; Beth (Shawn) Wyble and sister-in-law, Virginia Helle.
She is preceded by her parents; and brothers, David Helle and Dean Helle.
Visitation will be held Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St. Fremont, OH. 43420
Memorials can be made in her honor to the Arthritis Foundation, American Heart Association, Luther Home of Mercy, or the American Cancer Society.
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Donna was the best sister-in-law I ever had. She will be deeply missed.
But, never forgotten.
So sorry for your loss Donna will be missed by all who knew her.
Donna will be greatly missed. She was a member of Whispering Meadows Garden Club for over 30 years. She knew all the Latin names of the plants and flowers and loved sharing her knowledge. She was a wonderful friend, and we will miss her smile. Rest in peace my friend. 🙁
Charlie, we share in your loss. Donna was always a delightful friend and she helped us so much in the Whispering Meadows Garden Club. She willingly shared her knowledge of plants and gardening with us. We also enjoyed learning about her quilting projects and her auto cross events with you.
Condolences to Charles. Her love for flowers shone through as she graciously shared her garden with us this past summer. Lovely lady.
Joe and Carolyn Johnson
Joe and I send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to all. We have known Donna first through Master Gardeners where through her expertise and management skills served as our coordinator. Secondly through Whispering Meadows Garden Club. Whenever we did not know a plant we looked at Donna. We are so happy to have known her and will miss her dearly…like so many others. We have lost a wonderful friend.
I am a long time member of the Hayes Ohio Star Quilt Guild and always appreciated Donna’s activities within the club. She was a nice quiet person, well liked by all our members. We will miss her and her council.
Linda Klatt Gegorski
Charlie, so sorry for your loss. Donna was a wonderful person. I worked with her for many years at Meyer & Co/Seneca Medical. Prayers for you.
Gene & Barb Goshe
Charlie, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of Donna’s journey to Heaven. We always enjoyed visiting with you and Donna when you came to the farm and appreciate your friendship over the years.
Emily Foss Kruse
Charles, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sorry for your loss Charlie