Donna L. Smith, age 83, passed away on Monday August 23, 2021 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield.
Services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday August 26, 2021 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home. Rev. Peter Plagenz will officiate. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home.
Donna was born on September 30, 1937 in Milwaukee, WI to Rudolph and Lucille (Appel) Bublitz. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1955. She married Richard Smith on September 22, 1956. They were blessed with 44 years of marriage until his passing on November 2, 2000.
Donna was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids. She was an animal lover and had several cats and dogs throughout the years. She was a strong supporter of the Wood County Humane Society and ASPCA. She enjoyed watching Animal Planet and the Incredible Dr. Pol on television. Donna worked for several years as a secretary for the State of Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation until retiring.
Donna is survived by her children: Tom (Linda Stenstron-Smith) Smith and Lisa (Mitchell) Hewitt; grandchildren: Benjamin (Kristin) Smith, Ethan Smith and Taylor Hewitt; and brothers: James (Judy) Rentner and John (Julie) Rentner.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard; and son Mark.
Herman-Taylor Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family.
The family would like to thank the House of the Dove for the care Donna received while she was there.
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