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Donna Hilger of Isabella, Missouri | 1955 – 2021

Donna M. Hilger, of Isabella, MO, died on her 66th birthday, January 4, 2021 at her residence. She was born in Cook County, IL to Richard and Susan Perkins.


Donna grew up in Wisconsin and spent most of her life there. On August 28, 1996, she was united in marriage to Tom Hilger in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. The couple moved to Isabella in 2003 when they bought the Biltmore Resort. Donna loved the outdoors and being with her friends. She was the kind of person that instantly made those around her feel better. She absolutely loved to make people smile. She was loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


She is survived by her husband Tom Hilger of Isabella; two sisters Nancy Gritch of Wisconsin and Dale Phelps of Ava, MO; and one brother Donald Fabian of Las Vegas, NV.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother Dennis Fabian.


A Celebration of Life for Donna will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville, MO.