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Donna M. Steies

Donna M. Steies

Donna M. Steies age 71, of Menomonie, died suddenly on Thursday January 21, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar, in Menomonie.

Donna was born September 29, 1949 in Durand.  She was the daughter of Rupert and Lorraine (Weissinger) Wolf.  She attended St. Henry’s Grade School in Eau Galle and graduated from Elmwood High School in 1967.  Donna worked at the Credit Bureau in Eau Claire, where she met her future husband.  Donna married Walter “Wally” Steies June 13, 1970 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle.  After marriage they made their home in Menomonie and raised their family.  Donna worked for the Credit Bureau of Menomonie for several years.  Donna later worked for the Red Cedar Clinic/Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie for 15 years in the financial assistance and registration departments until she retired.

Donna loved her granddaughters, Hailey and Cally.  Spending as much time with them was very important part of her life. She enjoyed going to all their school and sporting events.  Donna was very active in the Post 1039 VFW Women’s Auxiliary Donna love baking and would bake goodies for anyone and everyone, but mostly, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Donna is survived by her children, Melissa (Joe) Burgraff of Hudson, Jon of Menomonie; two granddaughters, Hailey & Cally Burgraff; her sister, JoAnn (Dave) Gibson of Eau Galle; sisters-in-law, Shirley Wolf of Chippewa Falls, Sandy Wolf of Eau Galle, Diane (Fred) Goers of Colfax, Betty (Jerry) Arntson of East Troy; Wanda Wieczorek of West Allis, Wanita Cargol of Clear Lake; a brother-in-law, Randy (Joan) Valaske of Colfax, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Wally in 2011, two brothers, Darrel and Dennis Wolf; brother-in-law, Roger Valaske; Donna’s in-laws, Kenneth and Ellda Valaske.

Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Tuesday January 26, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. John Mano officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Facial mask and social distancing are required.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.


  1. Verna Weiss

    My sympathy in your loss. I went to school with your mom at Eau Galle and graduated with her from Elmwood High School. We hate to lose a classmate. My granddaughter is Mari Blegen. She loves you for a teacher, Melissa, as do Shana and Brent.

  2. Cindy Warner

    I am so sadden to hear about Donna’s death. I worked at the clinic and went to her often to help me with my bills. She was always so sweet and would do anything for you.. I am thinking of you Joanne and your whole family...sending prayers..

  3. Melissa Johnson

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family of Donna. I worked side by side with Donna at Red Cedar for a few years. She was one of the sweetest and kindest people I have ever met. She would talk so proudly of her family and always had a funny story to share about Wally. We loved when she would bake her bars for us. She was such a gifted baker. She is going to be greatly missed.

  4. Terry & Denise

    Our deepest sympathy to Donna’s Family. May God hold you close and strengthen you during this difficult time. God Bless!

  5. Mary VanNorman

    So sorry for your loss JoAnn and uncle Dave. Sending prayers and hugs. ????????

  6. Kathy Hunter

    It is with much sadness, that I send my sympathies and prayers to Donna’s family????????
    I worked to the right of Donna at Red Cedar in a little cubby where we become good friends. She was such a sweet gal and would bake up the best yummies to share when she baked tor the VFW each month... We shared a lot of stories and laughter along with some tears????
    She enjoyed her job, but was looking forward to retirement as I and we could spend some girl time together. Rest In Peace, Donna, as God just received a wonderful angel????

  7. jane lecheler

    Sorry for your loss of Donna,my deepest sympathy to the family. I am a class mate of Donna's

  8. Judi M Stuart

    I am so sorry to hear of Donna Maes passing. We went to high school together. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  9. John and Eileen Wolf

    We are so sorry to hear about the unexpected death of our dear cousin. Our hearts and prayers are with you. We would attend the funeral services if it wasn't for covid. Love John and Eileen x

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