Obit: Vander Velden, Donna Gale #2 (1949 - 2008)
Contact: R. Lipprandt
Email: bob@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

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

----Source: The Tribune Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) Volume 48, No. 31, July 30, 2008, Page 15

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

Donna Vander Velden died Monday, July 21 at Appleton Medical Center.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel, Appleton with Deacon Patrick Whitcomb presiding. Friends may call at the funeral chapel Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

She was born in Colby to William and Leona (Staffeil) Koffarnus on December 8, 1949.

Donna was a graduate of Colby High School and move to the Appleton area after attending cosmetology school.

She married Peter Olk on October 17, 1970, in Colby

Donna worked as a customer service representative for several are accompanies, the last being Newark Paperboard in Oshkosh.

She married John Vander Velden on Oct 5, 1991. Donna enjoyed cooking and traveling.

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

Donna was preceded in death by her father, William Koffarnus.

Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel, 606 N. Oneida St., Appleton is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

 


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