Donna Ruth Hindreus entered peacefully into rest December 10, 2013 after battling Alzheimer's disease. She was born June 14, 1932 in Vienna, Alabama to Jesse and Icie Sparks, she was one of seven children. Upon moving to California, she met her husband Hans Hindreus whom she was married to for 63 years and long time resident of Mission San Jose Hills. They had three daughters, Susan and husband Mark, Kathy and husband Terry and Tiiu and husband Robert. Loving grandmother to 8 grandchildren, Saul, Cole, Aaron, Robert, Katriina, Liisa, Summer and Katie and 13 great grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Betty Nelson and sister-in-law Betty Sparks. Celebration of life services will be 1:00 PM, Friday, December 20th held at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA.

Memories Timeline


  1. Dear Mom, I love and miss you so much. But I know you are with God and the angels and resting in peace. Your daughter,Kathy.

  2. Saddened for the family. But she is with god now. Rest assure she will live in eternity free of illness. Rest in peace Donna you will be greatly missed.

  3. Dear sis, I know you are aware how much you are missed. I am glad you are no longer fighting the terrible disease that has been with you for so many years. I love you and know you are in a loving place.

  4. Dear Momma, I will miss you and love you forever. I know you are in heaven and at peace now. Have comfort in knowing we all will be alright with the love of our wonderful family. Love, Susan

  5. Mom you were so beautiful, kind and loving. I miss you so much. I feel so blessed that we were able to be together the past months. I will think of you everyday. We will take good care of Daddy. It is your time to have peace. You were the best mom anyone could have. Forever in my heart, Your Baby, Tiiu

  6. Aunt Donna, watching old movies, the crooked lip when peeling potatoes, your contagious laugh and so much more will be missed. We love you and know you are at peace in Mommo’s arms.

  7. Dear Aunt Donna,
    I will remember you as my sweet, beautiful aunt, who always made me feel special. You had a genuine smile, hardy laugh, and great love for family. You will be missed. I know your family in heaven has welcomed you with open arms. I love you.
    Your niece,

  8. Donna, I have so many warm childhood memories of you. You were always so sweet and tolerant of us crazy kids. Your backyard was like a second home to me. You will be greatly missed but I know your spirit will live on in your family. I find comfort in knowing that you are at peace.

  9. Aunt Donna, when I think of you my heart is warmed…I was blessed to grow up with you and my cousins Tiiu, Susan and Cathy in the beautiful Mission San Jose foothills. You were like a second mom to me, leading, guiding, and letting us be kids. I have
    missed for many years, and I know you are in heaven, free with your family! Thank you for always being a stable presence in my life! I know you are soaring with the Angels and Jesus. I know you are now at Peace in the presence of our creator….Much Love, Lorie Alice.

  10. Donna and Hans’s home was always to their kids’ friends. So many great memories of Donna, her smile, her laugh, her honesty and her great burgers 🙂 We love you Donna

  11. moms service was so beautiful and thank you so much for everyone who came with so much love and support for us all.

  12. Happy belated birthday grandma!!!! Its been so long! I miss your cooking and chocolate chip cookies! I miss seeing you read, and play Black jack! I know you are still doing all those things and taking care of my brother now! Please hug him and take care of him!!! We love and miss you all!

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