DONNA J. SECHLER, 85 ROCKFORD - Donna J. Sechler, 85, of Rockford, died at 3:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Provena Cor Mariae. Born July 29, 1928, in Rockford, the daughter of Louis and Irene (Snively) Meuret. She married Robert E. Sechler March 3, 1950, in Rockford. He predeceased her March 22, 2011. She received her Bachelor's degree from Beloit College in 1950 and was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. Donna worked for the Rockford public schools as a paraprofessional at Westview, White Swan, and Bloom Schools. Member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She was a former member of Rockford Country Club and Belmar Country Club and a 30 year member of Alanon. Donna loved to cook and entertain for her family. She is survived by her children, Brett (Barbara) Sechler, R. Spence Sechler, and Sheri (Jon) Brondyke all of Rockford; grandchildren, Lindsay Sechler, Ashley (Mark) Vaughn, Tom and Sara Brondyke, and Katy (Justin) DeVlieger; and great-grandsons, Nolan and Liam Vaughn. The family would like to thank the staff at Rockford Memorial Hospital and Cor Mariae and Dr. Craig Rogers. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2821 Bell School Rd., with the Rev. Julie Raffety officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements by Olson Funeral and Cremation Services, Ltd. To share a memory or condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2013