Donna R. Maechtle, 74

Donna R. Maechtle, 74, of Port Washington, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at her residence.

She was born July 28, 1938, in Oconto, the daughter of Francis and Laverne Livingston Carriveau. Donna was a 1956 graduate of Grafton High School. On Sept. 1, 1956, she married Lester Maechtle at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church in Port Washington. Donna was a bus driver for Johnson Bus Co. in Port Washington.

She attended Open Door Bible Church in Port Washington and enjoyed gardening, animals, music and the children on her bus route.

Survivors include her husband, Lester; three sons, Shad “Cheyenne” (Emily) of Austin, Texas, Shawn (Jacqueline) of Milwaukee and Scott (fiancée Lorie) of Belgium; her sister, Barbara (Harvey) Zacher of Grafton; and her brother, Lon (Jane) Carriveau of Grafton. She is also survived by other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at Open Door Bible Church, 3420 County Highway LL, Port Washington. Interment will be at Union Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Open Door Bible Church or the charity of your choice are appreciated. The Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at