[ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]

BINGHAM, Donna Marie (Beaman, Sink) 1937-2015


Posted By: K. L. Kittleson
Date: 11/27/2015 at 12:57:09

Donna Bingham

March 28, 1937 - January 11, 2015

Donna Marie Bingham passed away at home on Sunday January 11th, 2015, at the age of 77 from complications of cigarette smoking.

She was born at home in Dow City, Iowa, on Easter Sunday, March 28th, 1937, daughter of Howard and Opal Metcalf Beaman. She was the sibling of Larry Beaman, Joan Tufly, and baby Thelma (who are now deceased); Howard Beaman Jr., Darlyne Mullin of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

She attended a country school through the 8th grade. She graduated from Mondamin High School in 1955. Donna married Dwayne Clifford Sink in 1956. They began their family in 1957 with the birth of the first of their four children, Patty Sink Fisher of Colorado; Bryan (Corrie) Sink of Cedar Falls; Kathy Sink Siems (Craig Bartels) of Cedar Falls and Bob Sink (Teresa) of Sanger, Texas. A baby boy was stillborn in 1959.

Together, she and Dwayne owned and operated Speedy Delivery Service in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Cedar Falls from 1966 until his death in 1973. At which time, Donna continued to operate the business herself.

In 1975, she hired and subsequently married Donald “Bing” Bingham in Waterloo. That union added three more children to Donna’s family. Brad (Barb) Bingham, of Missouri, Julie (C.J.) Glover of Oregon, Sheila (Mike) Kobliska of Cedar Falls.

In 1985 Donna sold her business and began her decade long employment with the University of Northern Iowa-Mail Center. She retired from UNI in 1995.

In addition to her children, Donna leaves behind 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.

Donna was a farmer’s daughter, a biker’s wife and a lover of babies and slot machines.

In her younger days she loved drinking her coffee, smoking her cigarettes, rearranging her furniture while listening to true country-western music. As she aged she enjoyed walking, word search puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. She enjoyed volunteering at the NewAldaya Country Store from 2012-2014.

She was as strong in spirit as she was in body.

Services will be held on January 24th at 11:00 a.m. at NewAldaya Chapel followed by lunch and fellowship at NewAldaya Main Street. A private family burial will be at Hillside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, Habitat for Humanity or The United Way.

Source: Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home


Black Hawk Obituaries maintained by Kermit Kittleson.
WebBBS 4.33 Genealogy Modification Package by WebJourneymen

[ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]