Donna Jean Povilaitis, age 78, of Ringle, passed away surrounded by love and family at Lakeview Heights on Friday, May 14, 2021. She was born on July 20, 1942 to Earl and Eunice Dolmseth in San Francisco, California. Donna will be known and remembered for her kind heart, the love she showed to others, and her ability to make friends wherever she went. Donna will also be remembered as “Miss Donna” through her work as a teacher aid and her work in childcare. Those that have met Donna say she was a mother to many, and that she was the nicest person that they ever met. She valued memories, her family, and loved to capture as many moments as she could with her camera.
Donna is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Anthony “Tony” Povilaitis, and her older sister Janice Dolmseth whom she loved dearly. Her daughters, Christine (Scott) Povilaitis, Mosinee, Suzanne (Charles) Luttinen, Verona, Deanna (Adam) Ziebell, Marathon, and her daughter in law Patti (Anthony Jr.) Cordano, Weston. Her grandchildren, Sydney and Jack Povilaitis, Connor and Olivia Ziebell, Bennett, Brooks, and Anders Luttinen. Her brother- in- law and sister-in-law, Edward, and Bonnie Povilaitis, and her two nieces Angela Povilaitis-George and Melissa Povilaitis, and many close family friends.
Donna is proceeded in death by her mother and father, Earl and Eunice Dolmseth, and her loving son Anthony Povilaitis Jr.
We would like to extend our thanks and love to family and friends, and to Lakeview Heights for the love, care, and support they gave Donna. They are truly angels. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 19, at Brainard Funeral Home, in Weston with visitation starting at 9 am until time of service at 11 am. The service will be livestreamed on this page for those who would like to attend virtually. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be sent to Raptor Education Group, Inc., PO Box 481, Antigo, WI 54409. Donna hated goodbyes, so for now we will say, until we see you again, and we love you.