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Donna May Herzberg

March 18, 1945 - June 12, 2021

Donna May Herzberg, 76, of Bay City, our generous and loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021 in Virginia under the care of her daughter and hospice. Donna was born in Bay City, Michigan on March 18, 1945, the daughter of the late Leo Eigner Sr. and Phyllis (Noss) Eigner.  Donna retired from Bay City Public Schools, where she had served as a bus driver.  Donna was a longtime member of St. Hedwig Catholic Church where she sang in the choir and shared her love of sewing with the Sew Creative parishioners.  She volunteered at Mackensen Elementary School, and was best known for her quilting as a member of the Bay City Heritage Quilters Guild and the Cottage Sisters in Saginaw.  She was the recipient of many awards for her talented works of art.  On July 31, 1965, she married Russell Eddie Herzberg and he preceded her in death on August 9, 2020.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving daughters, Sandra Herzberg and Christine Flink (Richard); grandchildren, Claudia Fimian (Derek), Joshua Gorski, and Raine Flink; great-grandchildren, Ryder Stanton and Mason Fimian; siblings, Ken Eigner (Marguerite), Mary Santhany (Martin), Marge Eigner, sisters-in-law Nancy Eigner and Diana Eigner; in-laws, Josephine Herzberg, Dorothy Crawford and Elvin Herzberg (Jan), along with a host of other family and friends.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Donna was preceded in death by her siblings, Carol Abeare, Leo Eigner Jr., and Jim Eigner; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ernest Herzberg, Sr., and the former Ellen Nielsen; and in-laws, Eldon Herzberg, Ernest Herzberg, Jr., Richard Herzberg, Eleanor Gary, Elma Dishaw, Eugene Herzberg, Erma Donaldson, Eli Herzberg, Ronnie Herzberg, and Donnie Herzberg.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Corpus Christi Parish (Holy Trinity Church), 1000 S Wenona St, Bay City, MI with Rev. Robert Kelm officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.  A private burial will be held at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association ( are greatly appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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