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106 West Silver Spring Dr.
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
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Barbara P. Donnan

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Barbara P. Donnan Notice
Donnan, Barbara P. (Nee Ankeny) Barb died peacefully in the early hours of Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 88 years. Barb was the loving mother of the late Bill (Marti) Donnan and Kathy (Jan Laughlin) Piotruszewicz. She was preceded in death by her husband William, her step-daughter, and dear friend Rosemary (Buddy) Miller, her sister Audrey (Don) Pettinger and her brother Allyn (Liz) Ankeny. She is further survived by other relatives and dear friends. Barb was born in Blue Earth, Minnesota, on Feb. 24, 1921. She arrived in Eau Claire, Wisconsin during WWII, working as a line supervisor at a bullet factory. At a later date, Barb moved to Milwaukee where she met her future husband, William whom she married in 1947. She loved Milwaukee and being on the shores of Lake Michigan. Due to her failing health she moved to Trinity Village in May of 2009. Her life had never been the same since the unexpected death of her son, Bill in 2006. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Barbara will take place on Wed., Nov. 4, from 6 PM until 9 PM, at the OAKLAND TRATTORIA, 2856 N. Oakland Ave., Milwaukee. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Ruth Hospice of Trinity Village, 7500 W. Dean Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53223. Barb's family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Peggy Savatski at Trinity Village for her compassion and friendship, the staff of Ruth Hospice and Barb's treasured friends for their unending friendship and love during her illness. Barbara was a loyal friend, a good listener and true to herself until the end. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. SCHMIDT & BARTELT Funeral and Cremation Service Whitefish Bay 414-964-3040 www.schmidtandbartelt.com
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Nov. 3, 2009
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