Donna Mae Blackburn (85) passed away on May 6, 2020, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Donna was born in River Falls, Wisconsin on September 20, 1934, to Merle and Pearl Nicholson. She graduated from high school there and had additional training in trade school.
Donna married Robert Blackburn in November 1976. He passed away on January 30, 1984.
Donna sold real estate in Idaho for about 20 years. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Lodge #486 of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Blackburn, and her two brothers.
Donna is survived by four children Daniel Sopkowiak of Spokane, Washington, Richard Sopkowiak of Sacramento, California, Rebecca Scholz of Puyallup, Washington, Thomas Sopkowiak of Soldotna, Alaska. Also, surviving are her three brothers, all of Wisconsin, and her one sister. Donna also had eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held for Donna on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 1 pm at the Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens, 7315 N Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID