Donald E. Payne

Dec. 17, 1936 - April 22, 2008

Donald E. Payne, 71, passed away early Tuesday morning, April 22, 2008, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour. He was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Richland Center, a son of the late Bernard and Clara Payne.

On July 1, 1978, he was united in marriage to Audrey Yont in Waukesha. Don was an independent insurance agent in the Waukesha area until his retirement.

He is lovingly survived by his family: his wife, Audrey; his beloved children, John (Lynn) Dable of Seymour, Dawn Payne of Pando, Texas, Kim (Ray) Bormann of Pewaukee, Heidi Payne and Amy Payne (Tommy Groth) of Sussex and Cheri Payne (Bobby Belmer) of Waukesha; stepmother, Gertrude Payne of Oshkosh; brothers, Rollen (Sharon) Payne of Abrams and Robert (Leberta) Payne of Loyal; one sister, Letha (Dee) Reif of Sextonville; and seven grandchildren.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Debbie Payne.

Friends may call from noon until the 1 p.m. memorial service Wednesday, April 30, at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour.

Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, (920) 833-2328, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at