Donna J. Smith

Date of Death: Jun 20, 2015
Donna J. Smith
[highlight_text]1956-2015[/highlight_text] Donna J. Smith, 58, of Waupun, died Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Markesan Resident Home.


[leftcolumn] Donna was born December 22, 1956 in Fond du Lac the daughter of Kenneth and Marilyn Rymer Garb. She graduated from Laconia High School in 1975, and then met her husband, Charles Smith. On April 2, 1977 they were married in Rogersville, WI. Donna and Charles lived in Waupun all their married lives. Donna worked for the city of Waupun Police Department, starting as a dispatcher and later became an Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police until her retirement in 2012 due to health concerns. Donna and Charles had a passion for collecting full size antique International tractors, and after restoring them they enjoyed traveling to parades and tractor shows for everyone to enjoy. Donna enjoyed watching sports and was an enthusiastic Packer backer.

Donna is survived by her husband, Charles of Waupun; a daughter, Staci (David) Long of Waupun; a grandson, Alexander; two granddaughters: Harper and Hannah; a brother, Richard (Jodie) Garb of Eldorado; a sister, Jolene (Jason) Schmid of Fond du Lac; her parents, Kenneth & Marilyn Garb of Rosendale; and other relatives and friends.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] The family requests private funeral and burial services.



  1. DanBecker Says: June 22, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Charlie, my thoughts and prayers and sympathies are with you and your family.

  2. Bill & Clare Toll Says: June 22, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss Charlie, your family is in our thoughts and prayers!

  3. Cathy Cline Says: June 22, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Charlie and Staci- I am so sad to hear about Donna. You are all in my thoughts. Donna will be missed.

  4. Robin Speidel Says: June 22, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. When I think of her I think of a beautiful smiling face, an always willing to help attitude and an easy laugh. She was so proud of her family and her home. The world is a lesser place without her on it but we are blessed to have her watching over you as I’m sure she will until you meet again. Deepest sympathies, the Speidel family

  5. Kim St.George Says: June 24, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Charlie and Staci,
    I’m so sorry. Donna meant so much to me. She was wise, compassionate, big hearted and always knew what to say when I asked for help or a opinion. She will be missed tremendously as my great friend. I love her very much. I will never forget all of her.
    I know she loved you both so much just what she would talk about. You meant the world to her. I send my prayers and full of hugs. If you every need anything or need to share, I’m here. God bless.

  6. Jerry and Dianne Pucker Says: June 25, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Dianne & I want to express our deepest condolences to you for the loss of Donna. She greatly missed by all who ever had a chance to know her.

  7. JIM AND LORI ROHDE Says: June 27, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    So sorry to hear about Donna’s passing. Are thoughts and prayers for you and your family

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