Donna M. Loderbauer, age 72, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2014 at her home following a brief illness. Donna was born on May 14, 1942 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, the daughter of Randolph and Florence (Binsfeld) Propson. Donna was united in marriage to Joseph A. Loderbauer Jr. on October 26, 1960. They recently celebrated 54 wonderful years together. Along with the many demands of being a housewife and raising their four children, Donna worked with Joe on their family farm, doing what she loved most, driving tractor and doing the field work. She volunteered many hours of service to her church from serving hot lunch and playground duty when her children were in school, to cleaning the church, working for bingo, volunteering at the St. Paul's Home and serving as a Eucharistic minister. She loved cutting lawn with her John Deere, cooking, baking, sewing, crocheting, tending her many beautiful flower gardens, but most of all spending quality time with her family and making all of the holidays special for everyone. All were welcome in her home while still making time for everyone.
Donna is survived by her husband of 54 years, Joe; four children, Shirley (Albert) Schmidt, Kaukauna, Robert (Kristine) Loderbauer, Appleton, Richard (Stephanie) Loderbauer, Antigo and Sherry Loderbauer, Appleton; five grandchildren, Maria (Kyle) Gauthier, Christopher (Jena) Schmidt, Jennifer (Troy) Wautlet, Daniel Loderbauer and Allison Loderbauer; two great-grandchildren yet to be born. She is further survived by her brothers and sisters, Patricia (James) Schneider, Whitelaw, Carol Propson, Brillion, Ronald (Joanne) Propson, Stockbridge, Leon (Janice) Propson, Potter, Vernon (Mary) Propson, Greenleaf, and Theresa (Dick) Robach, Kaukauna; brother-in-law, Michael (Connie) Loderbauer, Appleton; sisters-in-law, Sr. Jane Marie Loderbauer, Manitowoc, Betty (Hungerford) Bastia, Haiti, and Joan (David) McCormick, Sherwood; aunt, Lucille Nowicki, Oshkosh, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Randolph and Florence Propson, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joseph Sr. and Helen (Gabrielson) Loderbauer, and many aunts and uncles.
The funeral liturgy will be held at 11:00 a.m. on November 5, 2014 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH, ST. MARY'S CHURCH, 119 West 7th Street, Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors and Fr. David Schmidt concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be at the FARGO FUNERAL HOME, 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Kaukauna on November 4, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and again at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.
The family wishes to thank Ellen, her Affinity Visiting Nurse, Fr. Jerry Pastors and Fr. David Schmidt for their assistance in this time of need, as well as special thanks to Donna's brother, Ronald, for all of his help with the yard work and assisting Joe during this very difficult time. A memorial in Donna's name is being established.
Donna was a very special person and all of us that were lucky enough to know her will miss her greatly.