Donnabelle Schabilion

Donnabelle (Allen) Schabilion, 93, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly from Van Meter, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2020, at Heritage Village LTC. 

Per Donnabelle’s wishes, she was cremated with no celebration of life services.

Donnabelle Hagg was born Dec. 11, 1926, the third child born to Emil and Gladys (Madison) Hagg. She grew up in Adel and attended Adel school. After school she worked in Des Moines in different capacities. Donnabelle married Oral Allen of Van Meter; to this union three daughters were born. Donnabelle worked at Van Meter School as School Cafeteria Manager. She sold Avon Products for 30+ years, was a 4-H leader, and also taught Sunday and Bible school in Van Meter. She exhibited her baking and candy making at the Iowa State Fair, where she won several ribbons. On March 31, 1972 Donnabelle married Dan Schabilion. In 1985 they moved to Mesa, Ariz. There they both volunteered at Mesa General Hospital for 19+ years and later at Mesa Lutheran Thrift store. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan of 44 years; her first husband, Oral; her parents, Emil and Gladys Hagg; one baby brother; siblings, Eleanor Marquardt, Kate (Robert) Carr, Emil Jr. (Alice) Hagg, Charlene (Harold) Kellow; step son, Dan Schabilion; and nephews, Harold Kellow Jr. and Dwaine Hagg.

She is survived by her three daughters and their husbands, Diana (Rick) Emerson, Linda (Jim) Marquardt, and Rhonda (Dennis) Rausch; step son, Bill; her grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Gordon Marquardt; sister-in-law, Velma Schleier; and nieces and nephews.

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