Island Cremations & Funeral Home ~ Merritt Island, Florida ~ 321-454-3331



August 4, 1937 - November 15, 2019



Donna Mae Brekke , 82 of Cocoa, Fl. was called home to be with our Heavenly Father  Friday,  November 15th, 2019  evening,  with her family by her side at Cornerstone Hospice care in Orlando, Florida.

She is survived by her sister, Esther Holmquist of Staples, Mn; brother, Raymond Hopp of Newport, Mn; her 6 children, Steven Vollmer of Cocoa, Fl, Patricia Braun and Richard of Princeton, Gregory Vollmer of Cocoa, Fl,  Mn, Timothy Vollmer of Cocoa, Fl, Debra Vollmer of Cape Canaveral, Fl, and Leon Vollmer of Cocoa, Fl; her 11 grandchildren, Thomas, Amanda, Michael, Andrea, Matthew, Myles, Katelyn, Brandon,  Tyler, Aaron, and Andrew; and her 15 great-grandchildren.

 Born Donna Mae Hopp on August 4, 1937 in Wadena Township, Mn to Michael and Josephine Hopp She grew up on a farm in Wadena Township, Mn, where she learned the life lessons of hard work and dedication to family. These lessons would become the very essence of who she was.

Donna was a strong and formidable woman, who spent her life making sure her family had everything they needed. There were times she worked more then one job to ensure that her family had a roof over their heads and food on the table. Her selfless dedication to her family was endless.

 Throughout the years she always made sure their birthdays were memorable and special. She had a love of cooking and a passion for baking. That passion was never more evident then during the holiday and on Sundays, when she wound cook a full course meal. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas she would prepare a meal fit for kings. Starting days in advance to ensure that no one went without or walked away hungry. Her generous spirit and kind heart stretched beyond her family ties, especially at Christmas.

Donna lived a humble life; she cherished her family and loved them beyond measure. Always putting them ahead of her own needs and never asking anything in return. She was the definition of unconditional love.

She had a way about her that was gentle, yet fierce when needed. She had a kind and forgiving heart and a smile that could light up a room and put a troubled soul.  

Donna has been freed from her earthly bonds, but she will never be forgotten. Her spirit and beautiful heart will live forever in the hearts of all those she touched throughout her life. She lies in the arms of our heavenly Father now, never again to feel lost or forgotten. Her pain is no more and her heart and soul is at peace. Her newly formed wings will spread soon, so she can continue watching over and caring for her family.