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Donna L. Wojan

May 7, 1947 ~ June 24, 2018 (age 71)

Donna L. Wojan, 71, of Charlevoix passed away on June 24, 2018 at her home.

She was born on May 7, 1947 in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Donna helped build and open Donto Kennels on Barnard Road in 1976 and it was the first boarding and grooming service in Charlevoix. Her greatest joy in life was brought to her by her dogs. Donna raised many poodles, borzoi, and dobermans in her lifetime and she loved them all. She was able to breed many dogs and enjoyed spending her time competing with them at dog shows. Donna titled many of her dogs to their championship and beyond. Donna was an AKC Breeder of Merit and licensed AKC judge of the breeds that she loved. She also enjoyed white water rafting, traveling, eating Chinese food and spending time with family and friends.  

Donna is survived by her husband Walter Wojan who she married on August 1, 2014.  She is also survived by her 6 dogs that were her children, Faith, Favor, Wink, Glory, Image, Jelly. Donna was also survived by her stepdaughter, Melissa (Charlie) Stepenson of Yale, Virginia; 2 brothers, Jerry Waters of Aloha, Oregon and Dave Waters of Payette, Idaho; 3 step-grandchildren, Phillip, Hannah and Lydia along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Anthony Wojan, parents, Beatrice and Earl Richards, and brother, Craig Waters.

No services are to be held at this time.

Donna and her first husband Tony, were instrumental in the development of the Charlevoix County Humane Society, as well as financial supporters. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Charlevoix County Humane Society, 614 Beardsley St., Boyne City, Mich. 49712.

Arrangements are being handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Online guestbook at

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