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Donna M. Aleckson

July 15, 1930 — December 1, 2023


Donna Marie Aleckson, beloved wife of Dale and cherished mother to Paul, Jon, and Nancy, has left a void in the hearts of those who knew her. Donna was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Schofield Wisconsin. A lifelong attendee of Mass, Donna found solace and community in her faith. In later years, the weekly communion visits held a special place in her heart. Known as the Queen of Scrabble, she gracefully ruled the board. Donna and Dale enriched the lives of family and friends. On 57th Street in Milwaukee, Donna welcomed stray cats brought home by her children, especially her favorite cat, Ziggy Stardust. Devoted to her role as a wife and mother, she forged enduring connections with family and friends through bridge games and lively garage parties, a bond so strong it led many neighbors to follow her and Dale to Cedarburg. 

Summers were marked by visits to her parent's lake cabin, creating cherished family memories. Donna's career as a transcriber for a neighbor psychologist showcased her pride in mastering medical terminology. Annual trips to the Ozarks became a tradition, where crochet and family photo organization filled the days. The move northward to the Wausau area and the purchase of an A-frame on the Embarrass River brought joy to both her and Dale. Together, they created lasting memories totaling over 68 years. 

Then came nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren bringing immeasurable joy to Donna. In her passing, Donna leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and a life well-lived, forever remembered by family and friends who were touched by her warmth and kindness. The family gives special thanks to the staff at Rennes Healthcare and Compassus. 

A Private Memorial Service will be held on December 16, 2023 at Brainard Funeral Home in Weston. 

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