Donna Hixson, 87

Donna Hixson, 87, of Marshalltown, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at her residence under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church, in Marshalltown. Inurnment will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. The State Street Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes, in Marshalltown has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent to

Donna was born April 3, 1925, to Ward W. and Letha M. (Mitchell) Howard in Garwin. She attended the Garwin schools. Donna was united in marriage to Forest R. Hixson on July 3, 1954, in Marshalltown. He died in August of 1988. She was employed with Fisher in Marshalltown for 36.5 years as a Foreman, the first women to hold that position. Donna loved her dogs.

Donna will be missed by her niece Sharon (Cyril) Stalzer, of Laurel, and several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forest, three brothers and a sister.