LaDonna M. Marotta, 79, of Belvidere, passed away peacefully, Wednesday March 8, 2017 at Swedish American Medical Center in Belvidere. Born February 12, 1938, daughter of Herbert and Alice Wanke. She graduated from Rockford West High School in 1955, and went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Northern Illinois University in 1973. LaDonna married the love of her life, Lawrence “Larry” Marotta on February 24, 1962 at Saint Anthony’s Church in Rockford. She was employed by the Rockford Public School District 205 for 32 years. LaDonna was a former member of Holy Family Church and a member of Saint James Church, Belvidere. She was a member of the Chapter L Gold Wing Club. LaDonna loved sewing, quilting, embroidery, knitting, crocheting and ceramics.
LaDonna is loved and missed by her loving husband, Larry; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Yana Marotta; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Vione Holder.
Memorial Service will take place at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Brian Geary officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 until 11:45 a.m., prior to the service. Cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.