Donna Mae Wichert

Female21 March 1929–2 February 2014

Brief Life History of Donna Mae

When Donna Mae Wichert was born on 21 March 1929, in Michigan, United States, her father, Raymond F Wichert, was 25 and her mother, Lila Stewart, was 18. She lived in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 February 2014, in Torrance, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Westwood Hills Memorial Park, Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States.

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Raymond F Wichert
Lila Stewart
Donna Mae Wichert

Sources (4)

  • Donna M Wickert in household of Raymond Wickert, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donna Mae Wichert /Burkholder/Olsin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Donna Mae Wichert in entry for Mrs Lila Wichert, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (1)

World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 5

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1954 · Worlds Largest Christmas Store

Age 25

Wally Bronner opened what would become the world's largest Christmas Store in 1954 as a result of successfully creating custom Christmas panels for city lampposts. Since then, the Frankenmuth store has expanded to a 27 acre landscaped lot with over 50,000 Christmas related items in his store. Bronner's attracts over two million guests per year.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Otto, Erhard, Ernst, Lothar.

German: from a personal name composed of the elements wīg ‘battle, war’ + hard ‘brave, hardy, strong’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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