Dona R. Reader

Dona R. Reader, 62, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 18th, 2006 at her residence, surrounded by loving family after her courageous three-year battle with cancer.

She was born on April 11, 1944 to Donald and June Mueller (nee Pietch-man) in West Bend, and married David L. Reader on Oct. 20, 1962 at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Little Kohler.

She was employed at Amity/Rolf’s since 1970.

Dona enjoyed making crafts for many years, and her last endeavor was making cancer awareness bracelets to benefit The American Cancer Society.

Her grandchildren were a source of great joy to her.

Dona was a member of Holy Rose Parish.

Survivors include her loving husband of 44 years, David; four treasured daughters, Chris Meyer (fiancˇ Dave Woodward) of Harshaw, Kathy (Nick) Roach of South Carolina, Mary (Joe) Rudis of Rhinelander and Cindy (Ron) Trepes of Fillmore; 10 grandchildren, Jenny (D.J.) Neumann, Jeremiah, Julia and Jamie Meyer, Megan and Taylor Roach, Nathan and Logan Rudis, Taylor and Breana Trepes; her mother, June Mueller of Fillmore; her brother, Keith (Brenda) Mueller of Beechwood; a nephew, Josh Mueller and nieces, Tiffany and Brittany Mueller.

She is further survived by other relatives and many dear friends.

Dona was preceded in death by her father, Donald Mueller.

A funeral service to honor the life of Dona will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive.

Interment will take place on Wednesday in Union Grove Cemetery in Harshaw.

Visitation with family and friends will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 7 p.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Kris Radtke, Mary Ours, Pat Lechner, Gina Wilson, Bev Luedtke, Glen and Cathy Weinreich and the Relay for Life Team.