Donna L. Arends, 79, of Beaman, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad after a two year battle with cancer. Once diagnosed she never complained and maintained a brave and cheerful outlook. Visitation will be from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday, March 25 at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, March 26, at the Beaman United Methodist Church in Beaman with Pastor Gene Kubli officiating. Private burial will follow in Vienna Cemetery near Beaman. On-line condolences may be made at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.