Donna Ann Zenner
1943 - 2020

Donna Ann Zenner

TOWN OF WHEATON -- Donna Ann Zenner, age 77, of town Wheaton passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at Mayo in Eau Claire, with her daughter and granddaughter by her side.

She was born April 21, 1943, to Alfred Schneider and Irene (Blank) Schneider, in Chippewa Falls. She was happily married for 57 years, to Dean C. Zenner, April 25, 1962.

Donna began her career at Presto Mfg., in Chippewa Falls, in 1966. She then went onto Amoco/Pactive/Tenneco, before retiring in 2008. Donna was a loving mother of four, who in 1992, donated a kidney to a daughter. A doting grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend, to many. Donna was known for being an avid New England Patriots fan, and Casino player and going to monthly "old lady lunches." Her greatest enjoyment came spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her two daughters, Dawn (Dennis) Curry and Debra (Tim Lawler) Zenner Lorenz; her granddaughter, Angela (David) Steinmetz; and grandson, Dexter (Madeline) Curry; great-grandchildren, Jayne and Edward Steinmetz; siblings, Lois Bogen and Huntz Schneider; sisters-in-law, Jane Schneider, Joanne (Charlie) Bowe, Mary Kay Brovold, Susan (Dave) Swoboda, Lucille Zenner; and brothers-in-law, Tom (Janet) Zenner, Mike (Pat) Zenner and Rodney Craker; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, David and Dino; grandson, Alan Prueher; brother, Robert Schneider; sisters, Arlene (Bob) Begley, Janet (Dick) Begley; nephews, Toby Bogan and Cliff Brovold; brothers-in-law, Dale Zenner, and Donnie Brovold; sisters-in-law, Delores Gordon and Sherry Craker.

A celebration of life will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Fill Inn Station in Chippewa Falls. Masks are not required but available. Feel free to wear them.

We would like to offer our sincere thanks and gratitude to the amazing staff of Mayo critical care doctors and nurses, who gave such amazing care to our mother, Donna.

The Cremation Society of Wisconsin is assisting the family at this time. Online condolences can be left at

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Published by The Chippewa Herald on Oct. 29, 2020.
Celebration of Life
12:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Fill Inn Station
, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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Donna was a wonderful lady. I worked with her at Pactiv. She was a hard worker and a hoot to be around. There were some hard times in her life that I have no idea how she came through it, but she did. She was a strong woman for sure. To her family, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Kathy Cournoyer
November 10, 2020
Dawn, Debbie and family we were so saddened by the loss of Donna. We will always cherish the good times we had with her and Dean. She will forever be in our hearts. We won’t be able to be at the memorial service but our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jane and Chuck Cyr
Chuck and Jane Cyr
November 7, 2020
Marla Perkins
November 4, 2020
To Donnas family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Donna was one of my favorite neighbors at our home in Wheaton. She worked with Jim Douglas , my children´s dad, and they had so much fun together. Jesus has welcomed another angel in heaven.
BEtty (Douglas-Bleskachek) and Bob Leidholdt
October 29, 2020