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Donna Marie Rechner

September 23, 1955 — October 14, 2021

Donna Marie Rechner, age 66, of Appleton, passed away on October 14, 2021 in Shawano after a brief illness. Donna was born on September 23, 1955 in Waupaca to Roy and Deloris (Burns) Doede. After graduating high school, she attended a local technical college. On December 8, 1982 she was united in marriage to Richard Rechner and they enjoyed over 38 years together. She was employed as receptionists, did payroll and coding with Appleton Medical Center for over 25 years, retiring in 2005.

Donna enjoyed taking vacations, and reading novels, and loved dogs, cats, and wolves.

She will be sadly missed by her husband Richard “Rick” Rechner of Appleton, son Brian (Angela) Rechner, daughter Jessica (Josh) Rosera grandchildren Victoria and William, bother Steve (Donna) Doede , sister Marcia (Alan) Slowinski and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Virginia

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