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Donna L. Decker

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Decker, Donna L. Passed peacefully January 7, 2013. Age 45 years. Donna is survived by her partner, CJ Hribal; her children, Samuel and Mirabella Schuster; her children's father, Matt Schuster; her parents, Nelda (Mort) Blatt, and Dane (Linda) Decker; her grandmother, Virginia Ryta; and her siblings, Carey (Heath) Fear. Lee Ann (Heath) McKerrow, Laura (Derek) Nicholls and Erin Decker. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, colleagues, students and many friends. Donna was vivacious, brilliant, beautiful, strong, funny, kind, generous, spirited, happy, discerning and courageous. She was a cancer warrior, great friend, inspiring educator, loving mother, wonderful daughter and loyal sister. Donna amazingly obtained her PhD in British Literature in the midst of her original cancer diagnosis. She taught at Marquette University and University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Donna was a ferocious lover of life and we will miss her immensely. Please join Donna's family as they celebrate her life at Northshore Funeral Services Chapel on Friday, January 11, after 4:00 PM with a Time of Sharing at 7:00 PM. If desired, memorials appreciated to Samuel and Mirabella Schuster Education Fund or Froedert Hospital-Sarcoma Program, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Jan. 9, 2013
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