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Donna K Danzinger

Donna K Danzinger

Donna Kay Danzinger, age 79 of Durand, died Friday, February 28, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St Louis, MO, with her family by her side.

Donna was born on June 4, 1940 to Glenn and Carole (Shaker) Stai. She grew up in the Eau Claire area and graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School. Donna married Bernard Danzinger on May 30, 1959. After marriage, they lived on the Danzinger family farm, where they farmed and raised their family.

Donna loved life. Her smile was so contagious. She was full of love, laughter, and kindness. Donna loved her kids and grandbabies unconditionally, and never met a stranger. She loved to do crafts, square dance, absolutely loved camping, and playing cards (as long as no one handed her a bad card.)

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bernard; her children, Steve (Rita) of Black River Falls, Jodie (Mike) Jernigan of Republic Mo., Mike of Durand, Tom of Menomonie, Jean (Don) Hughes of Spring Hill Fl.; Her grandchildren, Cortney, Shawn, Joe, Ryan, Patrick, Rachael, Michaela, Elaina, Tracie, Danielle, and Matt; 14 Great Grandchildren and one more on the way; one Great Great Grandchild;  one sister, Nancy Hovey; one brother, Brad (Deb) Stai. Donna is preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Carole Stai, and one sister, Darlene Haskins.

She will truly be missed.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00AM Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in Durand. Rev. Emmanuel Asamoah-Bekoe will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 4:00PM – 8:00PM Friday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Donna. Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.

  2. Braeden Danzinger-Danielson

    Rest in peace Aunt Donna. She can now resume her role with Delores in making sure Ralph, Jack, Walter & Jerry are not up to any mischief in their eternal card game.

  3. Arlene Pittman

    My deepest sympathy to all the family and friends of Donna????????????????????

  4. Patricia A Rosenberg

    My sympathy and prayers to the Danzinger family!

  5. Judy and John Parr

    A very lovable person with a good heart. Hugs family

  6. Danica Soha

    Deep sympathy for your loss Danzinger family.

  7. Tim McMahon

    Very sorry to hear about Aunt Donna. I send my condolences. God Bless her and the family.


    Our sympathy to Donna's family. I remember her from my family's grocery store, Slama's Superette many years ago. A very sweet lady.

  9. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Our sympathy and prayers to Donna’s family

  10. Cecelia Stencil

    I am so sorry for your loss. Keep your memories close to your heart. My prayers are with all of you.

  11. Kathy Bauer

    So sorry for your loss

  12. Donna Karshbaum

    Hugs and Prayers Sent to You and Your Family, God Bless You All !????

  13. Denise A Maxwell

    So sorry for your loss, heaven just got another angel, blessing to the family.

  14. Walter Hovland

    Miss her already - Such a caring and wonderful woman Was like my second Mom :( Prayers and Thoughts go out to the Family

  15. Bob and Pat Cataract

    My deepest sympathy to Bernie and family. Donna was a great woman and will be missed by many.

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