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Donna Murken
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Donna Faye Lorraine Pinkelman Murken, 64, of Riverbank died Sunday, April 24 at her home.

A native of Nebraska, she lived in Riverbank for two years and previously lived in Escalon for 42 years. She was a 1958 graduate of Oakdale High School and was a beautician for 40 years, primarily at Hair Designs by Tina in Escalon. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and crocheting. She was a member of Ordens der Hermanns Soehne, Stanislaus Lodge 50, Modesto.

Survivors include her companion, Andrew MacCready of Riverbank; son, Eric Max Murken of San Jose; brothers, Cecile Donely, Allen Pinkelman, Daniel Pinkelman and Del Pinkelman, all of Oakdale, and Dennis Pinkelman of Eureka; sisters, Linda Garcia of Riverbank and Rosemary Mendoza of Oakdale.

Mass was said at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Escalon, Private burial.

Remembrances may be made to Community Hospice, 601 McHenry Ave., Modesto, CA 95380.

Cunningham's Affordable Burial & Cremation Center, Modesto, in charge of arrangements.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

May 11, 2005