Fri. Oct 22nd, 2021

Donna K. Magers, 68, of Campus, Illinois passed away at 2:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2021 in her home surrounded by her family, after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. Funeral services were at 12 p.m. in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Dwight, Illinois, Friday, September 3, 2021. Visitation began two hours prior to the services, also in the church. Burial in Round Grove Cemetery, rural Campus, Illinois, followed the services. Memorials in honor of Donna may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Hager Memorial Home in Dwight, Illinois was in charge of arrangements. Donna was born in Pontiac, Illinois, February 22, 1953. She was the daughter of Arnold and Eileen (Simantel) Nielsen. She married Thomas Magers on July 21, 1973 in St. Peter’s Church, Dwight, Illinois. He passed away May 12, 2021. She is survived by her daughters: Jana (Donald) Southerland of Hopewell, Illinois; Janet (Dave) Winters of Minonk, Illinois; Jennifer (Adam) Groskreutz of Chenoa, Illinois; and Janice (Louis) Duay of Reddick, Illinois; a son, Thomas (Amy) Magers of Urbana, Illinois; and one brother, Alan (Holly) Nielsen of South Wilmington, Illinois. Also surviving are grandchildren: Cody (Nairobi Casildo Portillo) Southerland, Louis (Kendra Morris) Duay, Owen Duay, and Claire Magers; and four great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Becky (Richard) Morgan of Shorewood, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas Magers; and a sister in infancy, Arlene Nielsen. Donna was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Dwight. She also served on the church council and taught Sunday School. She was the bookkeeper at Union Hill Farmers Elevator for many years. Donna graduated from R.U.C.E. High School in 1971. She loved her old game shows, spending time working on her crossword puzzles, and tending to her many flower baskets. She looked forward to attending family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren. Her family was her life and she will always be remembered and loved by all who knew her. Online condolences may be made at hagermemorial.com

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