Donna M. Orne

Dec. 17, 1934 — March 21, 2020

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, Donna Mae Orne, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at the age of 85.

Donna was born on December 17, 1934, in Milwaukee, to Herbert and Viola Kolpack. Donna married Norman Elmer Orne on November 23, 1954. They raised two daughters, Laura and Karen, and a son, Gregory.

Donna graduated from Custer High School in Milwaukee on June 13, 1952. Donna worked as an accountant at North Hills Country Club in Menomonee Falls for many years.

Donna was involved in her local church, White Stone Community Church, Oconomowoc. She enjoyed hosting inhome Bible studies, playing sheepshead and Bunco with her friends, and traveling with and participating in many activities at the Oconomowoc Area Senior Center.

Donna was preceded in death by her father, Herbert; mother, Viola; and her sister Geraldine Burger and husband Norman.

She is survived by three children, Greg (Nancy) Orne, Laura (Mike) Rickard and Karen (Dean) Arzberger; brother Robert; sister Roxanne; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be private. Please send any donations in Donna’s name to the American Parkinson Disease Association or The Parkinson’s Foundation.

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