PINE RIVER/ OCONOMOWOC
Jeffrey James Donner
July 15, 1977 – Oct. 29, 2013
Jeffrey James Donner, 36, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, after a short battle from a treated tooth infection.
High School graduate. He was the loving husband of seven years to Shana (Kantola) Donner, and as Jeffrey said just last month, “She’s my soul mate.” He was a sensitive and caring father to his two beautiful children, Arowen, 6, and Andren, 4.
Jeffrey spent time reading stories, building Legos, trains, dancing and creating art with the kids. As a family, they enjoyed playing games, swimming and walking by the river. Jeffrey’s passion and profession was his art. He was a talented, self-taught artist with his favorite being abstract art and creations. He was creative, using anything from canvas to wood for his art pieces and making sculptures that often expressed his deepest psychological and emotional feelings.
He was the beloved son of James Sr. and Debra (Stahl) Donner, and brother to the late James Jr., Jared (Stephanie), Jonathan and Josh (adopted), and Charles (Jeffrey called him his brother). He is further survived by his grandmothers, Audrey Stahl and Jeanne Donner; cherished nieces, Jamie and Leah Donner; his muchloved nephew, James III; uncles, David (Diane) Stahl, Michael (AnnMarie) Stahl and Joseph (Taffy); aunts, Karen (Frank) Rathburn and Toni (Tom) Applin; and his half uncle, Michael (Denise) Ferree.
Jeffrey had a special relationship with Becky and Phil Campeau, whom he always thought were his aunt and uncle. He is also survived by his cousins, Coreen, Nikki, Jason, Kristie, Gentry, Ashley, Alex, Kayla, Samie, Toni, Dylan, Jeremy, Audra, Emma and Autumn, and many other relatives and friends.
Jeffrey was preceded in death by his loving brother, James Jr., and his grandfathers, Ronald J. Donner and Robert E. Stahl.
Jeffrey will be truly missed by all! Jeffrey had an amazing, close relationship with his Grandma Stahl. He thought the world of her. He took many of her acts of love, unselfishness and family values she had displayed and applied these to his own family. He said many times it was his parents and “Grandma” that kept him grounded.
A casual memorial/visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the lower level Fellowship Hall at Crosspoint Community Church, W380-N6931 N. Lake Road, Oconomowoc. Service to follow. A buffet will be served.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for memorials to be directed to Shana Donner. Please continue to pray for her and the children.
In God’s love, the Donner family wants to truly thank you for your prayers and support during this time of sorrow. God’s blessings to all.