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Donita Gilvin

July 17, 1940 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Donita Gilvin Obituary

On January 20, 2024, Donita Gilvin passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Mishawaka, IN. She was born on July 17th, 1940 in South Bend, IN. Donita (a.k.a. Mama and Dee) was loved by everyone who knew her. She had a kind heart and loved her husband, children and grandchildren deeply. She loved her family, animals, the ocean, Elvis, country music, country dancing, watching football, baking cookies, and taking care of others. She leaves behind the love of her life, Clyde Gilvin. Clyde and Donita were married September 7th, 1957. They were married for 66 years but have been in love for 70. They have always been truly devoted to each other, doing everything together. Grieving her also are her four loving children Cheryl (and Mike) DuLong, Liane (and John) Bigham, Julie Burdic, Mike (and Rosemary) Gilvin. She leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 3 great great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Nancy Jacobs and brother Ken Pickett. We miss her so much!

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