Donna Lee Hurd

Oct. 30, 1938 – June 7, 2014

Donna Lee Hurd of Hustisford passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the age of 75 years at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc. She was born on October 30, 1938, in Elkhorn, the daughter of Herbert and Minnie (nee Burmaster) Schiller.

She married Robert E. Hurd, Sr. in 1956, who preceded her in death in 1975. Donna married Dennis Roeber on September 24, 1999, in Waukesha. Donna loved to garden, growing vegetables and flowers and was a fabulous cook. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and was an avid Democrat. She was a fun-loving person and had a great sense of humor. Donna’s love for animals extended to always having a dog to care for and provide unconditional companionship. Her favorite color was blue, and she surrounded herself with this color whenever possible.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Dennis Roeber of Hustisford; her loving children, Robert E. (Amy) Hurd, Jr., of Alexandria, Va., Terri Lynn Hurd Jamieson of Waukesha and Jonathan (Francine) Hurd of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and stepchildren, Richard (Kathy) Roeber of Maumee, Ohio, Lori (Gary) Doll of Hartford, Allen (Julie) Roeber of Huntsville, Ala., Pamela (Brian) Hess of Danville, Ala., Daniel (Lynn Perrenoud) Roeber of Fox Lake, Diane Schaefer of Mayville and Marcy Roeber of Hartford. Also surviving are her brother, Robert (Edith) Schiller of Camp Douglas; her sister, Nancy (Neil) Flood of Delavan; and her precious, loving grandchildren, Natalie and Andrew Hurd, Christopher (Jamie Zeeb) Jamieson, Colin (Kenzi Slotty) Jamieson, and step-grandchildren, Ryan and Tyler Roeber, Alex, Austin and Erik Doll, Heath and Brett Roeber, Shayna and Easton Hess, Courtney and Kayla Schaefer, Zach Roberts and Madison Roeber; and two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Zwieg and Corbin Slotty Jamieson. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and her dog Baxter.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, June 14, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home in Hartford, 226 S. Main St.. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Following the service, refreshments and dessert will be served in the dining room.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and volunteers at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, The Rehabilitative Hospital of Wisconsin and AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission or Heifer International would be appreciated.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home of Hartford is serving the family. For more information, call 673-4700 or visit online at