Ransomville - Donna Rick, age 68, of Ransomville, died Monday, April 13, 2009 in Niagara Hospice House in Lockport, after a lengthy illness. Donna was born May 24, 1940 in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of Mary (Costanzo) Madsen of Niagara Falls and the late Erick Madsen. She was a 1959 graduate of LaSalle High School and on December 29, 1962 she married Rodger A. Rick. They have resided in Ransomville since 1983. Donna retired in April of 2008 from Bucolo Cold Storage in Burt, NY, where she was an Inspector. Previous to that she had worked for Birdseye Frozen Food in Barker, NY for 15 years. From 1970 to 1985 she was the manager of the Wilson House Restaurant. Donna was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at North Ridge. She enjoyed walking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Rodger; her mother, Mary Madsen of Niagara Falls; her children, Cindy (Joseph) Rudolph-Hill of Ransomville, Wade (Alicia) Rick of Wilson, and Kelly Johnson of Pendleton; her grandchildren, Erick and Holly Rudolph, Erin and Wade Rick; a brother, Martin Madsen of Niagara Falls and two sisters, Karen Cicero of Niagara Falls and Anna Vaughn of Georgia. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church at North Ridge at a time and date to be announced. There will be no prior visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094. Arrangements have been entrusted to HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Rd., Ransomville. Visit www.legacy.com/niagara-gazette for on-line guest register.