Dona Lee Magedanz

Nov. 22, 1932 - Nov. 19, 2011

Dona Lee Magedanz (nee Mielke), 78, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. Dona Lee was born in Milwaukee on Nov. 22, 1932, to Eugene and Norma (nee Rehm) Mielke. Her parents preceded her in death.

Upon graduating from Solomon Juneau High School in Milwaukee, she enrolled at Carroll College in Waukesha. After graduating from Carroll, she taught English at Sheboygan North High School for two years. In 1957, she married Donald H. Magedanz and moved to Waukesha where she taught English at Waukesha High School. In 1959, they moved to Oconomowoc and built a home on Lac La Belle. Dona Lee was a past honored queen in Job's Daughters, Bethel #33 in Milwaukee. She was a member of Jobs Daughters all through her teen years.

Tap and ballet dancing were a major part of her life growing up, from the time she was 7 years old through her college years, and took lessons from several different dance studios. Later in life, Dona Lee worked part time at the Olympia Resort gift shop for six years and also worked full time in the accounting department at the Oconomowoc Enterprise newspaper. For 10 years, she worked for the medical records and lab departments at Aurora Wilkenson Medical Clinic - a job which she thoroughly enjoyed. She retired from the clinic the year before she moved to the Silvernail Apartments in Pewaukee.

She enjoyed watching movies, especially musicals. She enjoyed going to the Fireside Theater and taking care of her bird Sparky. Over the past five years, she enjoyed activities with her friends at the Silvernail Apartments and taking on the role of photographer for the complex.

Dona Lee is survived by her son, David (Karen) Magedanz; her step-grandchildren, Karrie and Scott Graf; as well as other relatives and friends.

Friends may visit from 4 p.m. until the 5:45 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc. Her final rest will be at Pinlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society or Job's Daughters are appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at