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Donna Young

August 9, 1944 — April 12, 2023

Donna Young

On a great day to enter eternity, Donna Young entered God's kingdom on April 12, 2023 at the age of 78 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Donna was born to Ed and Alma Rahn on August 9, 1944 in Wausau, Wisconsin.  As a child, she excelled in school and was a three-time East High ping pong champion. Donna met her husband, John in math class in high school.  They married on October 8th, 1966 at St. Stevens Lutheran Church in Wausau, WI.  They later had two children, Forrest and Thaddeus.

In addition to being a dedicated wife and loving mother, Donna also enjoyed working in her garden, doing needlepoint, knitting and crocheting, and volunteering for many activities at church; first at Rib Mountain Lutheran Church and later at Mount Olive Lutheran Church.  A highlight for her includes a period of time as president of the local Lutheran Women's Missionary League.  She especially enjoyed helping Thad with Wednesday night dinners and visiting with everyone who attended. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her.

Donna worked at Pilot Printing before deciding to stay home once she and John started having children. Once Forrest and Thad were self-sufficient, she went back to work at Rib Mountain Hardware.

Preceding Donna in death are her parents, Ed and Alma, her brother, Rod, her sister Gloria and Gloria's husband, Bill and her sister Pat and Pat's husband, Dick.  In-laws and their spouses include Harriet and Gary Peterson, Mike Tomajcik and Glenn Draeger.

She is survived by her husband, John, her children, Forrest and Thad, Forrest's wife, Deb, her grandchildren, Becca and Isaac, her sister, Nancy and Nancy's husband, Bob Neymeyer and sisters-in-law, Susan Draeger and Carlyn Tomajcik, in addition to many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Donna made it a habit to pray for every member of the family each night before bed.

A memorial service will be held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 6205 Alderson Street, Weston, WI 54476 on Monday, April 17, 2023 with visitation from 9-11am and the service to follow.  Interment will follow the service at Pine Grove Cemetery, 1501 Grand Avenue, Wausau, WI 54403.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at North Central Health Care as well as the wonderful staff of Compassus Hospice Care for the exceptional kind and loving care they provided for Donna during her stay there.  They have been and continue to be a precious blessing to us all. 

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, April 17, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Alderson Street

6205 Alderson Street, Weston, WI 54476

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 17, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Alderson Street

6205 Alderson Street, Weston, WI 54476

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Burial

Monday, April 17, 2023

Starts at 12:15 pm (Central time)

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