Dian A. Donath, 78|
Dian A. Donath, (nee Degnitz) age 78, of the town of Farmington, passed
away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at her home, with her family by her side.
She was born on April 28, on the family homestead farm in the town of
Farmington to the late Walter and Amanda (nee Bretschneider) Degnitz.
And graduated from West Bend High School in the class of 1953.
On Aug. 8, 1953, Dian was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Donath at
St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael’s. Together they raised their
family in the town of Farmington. Dian spent her time raising her
children and helping Bob with the bookwork from his milk trucking
business. Bob preceded her in death Aug. 5, 1991.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Farmington Turner
Athletic Association and the Boltonville Sportsman’s Club. Dian enjoyed
gardening, mowing her lawn, playing cards, attending grandchildren
events, fishing trips up north with family and friends, and casino trips
with her friend Barb.
Dian is survived by six children, Susan (Thomas) Rettler of Kewaskum,
Robert (Debra) Donath of West Bend, Michael (Laurie) Donath of Eagle,
David (Keri) Donath of Kewaskum, John Donath of West Bend and Scott
(Jenny) Donath of Kewaskum; daughter-in-law, Kerry (Steve) Forster of
Fredonia; 25 grandchildren, Aaron (Pam) Rettler, Joe Rettler, Amy
Rettler, Kala (Michael) Schilter, Rob Donath, Angie (Andy) Krejcarek,
Drew (Shannon) Donath, Michael Donath, Amanda Donath, Matthew Donath,
Mackenzie Donath, Adam (Carissa) Donath, Alissa (Matt) Hartmann, Breyan
(Nick) Skeen, Garett (Lindsay) Donath, Sydney Donath, Samantha Donath,
Skylar Donath, Peyton Donath, Bradyn Donath, Everett Donath, Marie
(Jake) Sandlin, Jesse Boudreau, Brooke Boudreau, and Adrianna Forster;
15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur (Dorothy) Degnitz of West
Bend; brother-in-law, Herbert Donath of Kewas-kum; other relatives and
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob; son, James;
sister and her husband, Darleen & Ruben Geidel; and a brother, David
Mass of Christian Burial in remembrance of Dian will be held on
Wednesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church. The Rev.
Edwin Kornath will officiate. Visitation will be on Wednesday at the
church from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will be in Fillmore
Union Cemetery on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
Memorials to The Kathy Hospice, Farmington Turner Athletic Association
or the charity of your choice are appreciated by the family.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Horizon
Hospice, the staff of the Kramer Cancer Care Center at St. Joseph’s
Hospital, Dr. Colin Mooney, and nurse Linda, for their loving care
during Dian’s illness. Also to those who so generously donate blood and
Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family.
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