Donna Andree, 73

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Teacher and businesswoman

Donna Andree, 73, who was born and raised in Oak Park, died on Jan. 4, 2020. Born on Aug. 31, 1946 to Virginia and Delbert Andree, she attended Oak Park and River Forest High School ('63) and went on to earn two Master of Education degrees from Indiana University (B.A. '67/MEd '70) and Northwestern University ('93). 

For 27 years, she was a devoted and enthusiastic teacher at PMSA, Proviso East, and Proviso West high schools, during which time she coached and led the academic decathlon team to a championship. She was the proud owner of Christmas Branch custom ornaments for 46 years, an avid reader of many books, a true-blue Cubs fan, a dedicated supporter of many organizations, such as PEO, and an honored sister in the Delta Zeta sorority, Indiana University chapter. 

Donna Andree is survived by her children, Jill and Neil (Stephanie); and her grandchildren, Audrey and Charlotte. 

A memorial visitation will be held at Forest Park's Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home, 7319 W. Madison St. on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 2 to 7 p.m. followed by a service. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (

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