Of Pewaukee, formerly longtime resident of Waukesha, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side. Donna was born on July 16, 1938, the daughter of Charles and Clara (Mechelke) Hraban in Tony, WI. She was a longtime devoted and faithful member of Ascension Lutheran Church. Donna will be remembered for her sweet, thoughtful and gentle nature. There was a time that she enjoyed crocheting, sewing doll clothes for her daughters’ Barbies, canning and playing cards and board games. She easily transitioned to meet the sign of the times as Facebook became popular she stayed in touch on Facebook and social media. Her easy going nature made her easy to be around but she was most happy when she could spend time with her children and especially the grand and great grandchildren. She enjoyed her longtime marriage of 40 years to her husband John until he passed away in 2000.
Donna will be deeply missed by her daughters, Julie (Mark) Holat of Waupaca, Sherry (Mike) Hoelzl of Dousman, Brenda (Danny) Hofstetter of Brookfield and Tina (John) Falter of Hartland; her dear grandchildren, Cassie (Ben), Travis (Kirbi), Michelle (Jesse), George (Amanda), Eric, Wendy (Ryder), Robbie (Kristen), Kristy, Joey (Savanna), Tom (Shannon), Andy (Caitlyn) and Chris; loving great grandchildren, Mackenzi, Malachi, Otis, Cordell, Juliana, Baby Hoelzl, Clara, Baby Fischer, Jax, Connor, Emilia, Dylan and Wyatt. She is the sister of Phyllis (Warren) Paul of Oak Creek, WI and Charles Hraban of Ladysmith, WI. Further survived by other relatives and many friends. Donna is preceded in death by her husband John; her sisters, Lucille, Pearl, Francis and Mildred; her brothers, Richard, Roger, Rudy and Walter.
The visitation for Donna will be held on Monday, December 3, from 3PM until the time of the memorial service at 5:30PM at Ascension Lutheran Church (1415 Dopp St., Waukesha). Rev. Chris Marien officiating. Memorials are appreciated to AngelsGrace Hospice, Ascension Lutheran Church and the American Lung Association.
The family would like to thank AngelsGrace Hospice and the staff for their tender love and care of their mom.