Obit: Vander Velden, Donna Gale (1949 - 2008)

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Surnames: Vander Velden, Staffeil, Koffarnus, Olk, Osegard, Gilmore, Vogels, Kolasinski

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.)Thursday, July 24, 2008

Vander Velden, Donna Gale (8 Dec. 1949 - 21 July 2008)

Donna Gale Vander Velden

APPLETON -- Donna Gale Vander Velden, 58, died Monday, July 21, 2008, at Appleton Medical Center after a long battle with lung cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel, 606 N. Oneida St., Appleton.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral chapel.

She was born in Colby to William and Leona (Staffeil) Koffarnus on Dec. 8, 1949. She moved to the Appleton area after attending cosmetology school. She married Peter Olk on Oct. 17, 1970, in Colby, Wis. Donna worked as a customer service representative for several area companies, the last being Newark Paperboard in Oshkosh. She married John Vander Velden on Oct. 5, 1991.

Donna is survived by her husband of 18 years, John Vander Velden, Appleton; her children, Deanna Olk, Hortonville, Jeremy Olk, Little Chute, and Erika Osegard, Hammond. Her stepchildren, Lisa (Andy) Gilmore, Menasha, Sara (Bill) Vogels, Amy (Jeff) Kolasinski, and David (Beth) Vander Velden, all of Appleton; her mother, Leona (Staffeil) Koffarnus, Abbotsford; and her brother, Douglas (Carol) Koffarnus, Auburndale. She is also survived by nine grandchildren.



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