Obit: Kilty, Donna Mae (1933 - 2009)

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Surnames: Kilty, Dix, Van Dreel, Treankler, Johnson, White, Bandow, Weis

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Friday, 9 Jan. 2009

Kilty, Donna Mae (4 Nov. 1933 - 8 Jan. 2009)

Donna Mae "Woodsy" Kilty, 75, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at her home in Edgar. A memorial gathering will take place at the First United Church of Christ in Colby, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, with a service at 6 p.m. The Rev. Kenneth Dix will officiate. The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.

Donna was born Nov. 4, 1933, to Lloyd and Helen (Van Dreel) Treankler in the town of Eau Pleine. She attended Lynburg Grade School and graduated from Colby High School in 1952. After graduation, she went to Ohio and worked for Crol Collier Magazine in the billing department. In 1953, she moved back to Wisconsin and worked at the Murray Manufacturing Company in Wausau. On April 8, 1954, she married Merlin Kilty. Together, they farmed the town of Frankfort until 1985.

She is survived by Merlin Kilty of Abbotsford, children Debbie (Ron) Johnson of Batesville, Ind.; Mike (Cheryl) Kilty of Abbotsford; Pat (Debbie) Kilty of Colby; and Mark (Bev) Kilty of Colby; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She also is survived by three sisters Mary (Don) White, Barbara (Jon) Bandow, Kathy (Ted) Weis, a sister-in-law Judy Treankler, and a brother Pete Treankler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Ministry Home Care Hospice.

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Saturday, 10 Jan. 2009

Donna Mae "Woodsy" Kilty, 75, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at her home in Edgar. She was under the loving care of Ministry Home Hospice and her two angels, Barbara and Judy.

A memorial gathering will take place at the First United Church of Christ in Colby, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, with a service at 6 p.m. The Rev. Kenneth Dix will officiate. The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.

Donna was born Nov. 4, 1933, to Lloyd and Helen (Van Dreel) Treankler in the town of Eau Pleine. She attended Lynburg Grade School and graduated from Colby High School in 1952. After graduation, she went to Ohio and worked for Crol Collier Magazine in the billing department. In 1953, she moved back to Wisconsin and worked at the Murray Manufacturing Company in Wausau. On April 8, 1954, she married Merlin Kilty. Together, they farmed in the town of Frankfort until 1985.

In her spare time, she enjoyed her family, baking, garage sales, sewing and walks with her good friend and neighbor, Verna. She was an active member of the First United Church of Christ. She also was a former 4-H leader, Frankford homemaker, and in 1996, she was the Marathon County Homemaker of the Year.

She is survived by Merlin Kilty of Abbotsford, children Debbie (Ron) Johnson of Batesville, Ind.; Mike (Cheryl) Kilty of Abbotsford; Pat (Debbie) Kilty of Colby; and Mark (Bev) Kilty of Colby, Wis. She was a proud grandma of 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Mary (Don) White, Barbara (Jon) Bandow, and Kathy (Ted) Weis; a sister-in-law Judy Treankler, and a brother Pete Treankler. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Richard, and an infant brother David.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Ministry Home Care Hospice. Donna will be remembered and dearly missed by all who knew her.

 

 


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