Donna Jean Norick

donna norick

December 30, 1938 ~ May 1, 2023

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Donna Jean Norick passed away Monday, May 1, 2023, at 84. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Gerald Norick, her daughter Jeanna Milisavljevich (Tom Sprague), her son Denny Norick (Leah Willey), her grandchildren Michael and Brandon Milisavljevich, and Rachel and Elliott Norick. She is preceded in death by her parents Carl and Mary Mismach and her son-in-law Mike Milisavljevich.
Donna was born in Pueblo Colorado, on December 30, 1938. Her father ran Pueblo Speedway and later Beacon Hill Speedway. She spent much of her childhood at the race track with her parents, and as a teen, she worked the concession stand. She was a 1957 graduate of Pueblo Central High School. She then went on to work in the payroll department for Pueblo School District 60. She married Jerry in 1963 and her daughter Jeanna was born in 1964, at which point she stopped working and became a full-time stay-at-home mom, although she did continue to keep the books for Jerry’s auto repair shop. Denny was born in 1967. Donna was very devoted to her children and supported them in any way possible. She was very involved in their school activities, especially the South High School marching band.
One of Donna’s greatest joys was her grandchildren. She loved finding creative ways to entertain them when they visited and she also loved taking pictures of them. She very much enjoyed scrapbooking and documenting the memories and events of their lives.
Donna was a kind, generous and thoughtful woman who will be greatly missed.
Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS for Life, 800 N Pueblo Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81003 Online condolences,


Memorial Mass: May 12, 2023 10:00 am

St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church
307 E. Mesa Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81006


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Donna Jean Norick 's name.

PAWS for Life

P.O. Box 11208



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  1. Sending our deepest condolences to your family. Your family and the Muench family have had a connection since Jeanna’s birth and the standing joke was that Jeanna and Greg Muench may have been switched at birth since they share the same birthdate. We send you all light, comfort, strength and love as you grieve your loss of your beloved wife, Mom and Grandmother.

  2. Denny, Connie and I send our condolences to you and your family. We were sorry to hear of your moms passing but she is in a good place now.
    Frank Yaklich

  3. I remember Donna Jean when she was a young girl – going to the race track with her parents, also attending races around the State with them, as her dad was the owner and flagman of some of them. My husband worked as the announcer at some of those tracks, including Pueblo. She was a beautiful person and dearly loved. I haven’t seen her for many years, but I am sure she continued being a beautiful person all her life! Rest in Peace, Donna Jean . . . . .

  4. Jerry, we offer our condolences with the passing of Donna and trust your good memories will comfort you as time passes and adjusting to a new normal for yourself. Many years to have shared life together and adventures to treasure…..sorry for your loss. John and Sallie Donley

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