EAGLE RIVER |
May 24, 1936 — Jan. 16, 2016
Donna Riedel, 79, a resident of Eagle River since 1971, formerly of Waukesha, died Saturday, January 16, 2016, in Weston. She was born May 24, 1936, to Wilbur and Elizabeth Swan in Waukesha. She graduated from Waukesha High School. Donna was a housewife for many years.
She owned and operated Hiawatha Supper Club with her husband, Paul, starting in 1975 and continued on for over 30 years. She was a well respected member of the Eagle River Community. She enjoyed spending winters, as well as other time in Cape Coral, Fla., from 1989 to 2014.
Donna enjoyed bowling, lunches with the girls and doing crossword puzzles. She was an avid sports fan.
Above all, she loved spending time with her family and grandkids. Donna volunteered at Saratoga Elementary School and taught Sunday school in Waukesha. She was involved with the Brownie troops as well.
Donna was preceded in death by her husband Paul in 1994 and her parents.
She is survived by her children Paul W. (Linda) Riedel of Eagle River, LaRee (Greg) Johnson of Merrill and Linda (John) Zimmer of Eagle River; sister Katherine Jasinski of Waukesha; grandchildren Ryan Zimmer, Lindsey Riedel, Lauren Riedel, Kirsten Schult and Megan Johnson; great-grandchildren Berklee Adamovich, Preston Zimmer and Kendall Zimmer; and numerous other family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, January 22, at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River. Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by the Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River, 715-4794777.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.gaffney-busha.com.