Donna D. Geisler

Last Updated on August 30, 2023 by Fisher Funeral Chapel

Donna D. Geisler, 76, of Logansport, passed away in the emergency room of Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, after being life-lined following an apparent heart attack.

Born April 30, 1947, in Plymouth, she was the daughter of the late Phil Dillon Jr. and Edwina I (Schaar) Dillon.

Donna retired from the Logansport State Hospital after 13 years of service in Housekeeping. She had worked for over 16 years at the Stella Cheese Factory in Peru. Donna had also worked for the BX and Shoppette at both Grissom AFB and Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Donna was member of the Main Street Community Church where she was active in Sunday School and the Sunday lunch ladies’ group.  In recent years, she was very appreciative of their online worship service. Donna was also a member of the Crystal Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Monticello and the Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary.

Donna’s CB handle was “Donna Duck.” That led to an entire collection of ducks and even her grandchildren called her “Grandma Duck.” A loving mother and part of her lives on with her gift to the Indiana Donate Life Network, Donna was able to impact over 75 lives.

Surviving are two daughters, Candice M. Skinner, Roanoke, Texas, and Catherine E. Karrick, Lincoln, Illinois; three brothers, Derry, Bill and Joe Dillon; grandchildren, Jacob Cochran, Brianna Cochran, Tyler Cochran, Triste n Karrick, Timbre Karrick, Tommy Karrick, Jade Skinner, and Ethan Skinner; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Deborah O’Dell and Diane Reese; and one son, Robert Cochran.

A visitation will be held at 11 a.m. one hour prior to the service celebrating Donna’s life. which will be held at 12 p.m. noon on Friday, September 1, in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Wendi Oaks officiating.  The Indiana Donate Life team, the VFW Auxiliary and the Eastern Star will pay tribute to Donna with brief ceremonies at the start of the service. 

Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Emmaus Mission Center.

You may share memories and offer condolences on Donna’s Tribute Wall at