Obit: Horgen, Donna Mae (1951 - 2010) 

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Horgen, Schultz, Person, Vetterkind, Szemraj, Metzke, Haas, Hemmer, Hunter, Welch 

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) June 9, 2010 

Horgen, Donna Mae (13 February 1951 - 1 June 2010) 

Donna M. Horgen, age 59, of Thorp, passed away at Colonial Center, in Colby, on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. 

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Thorp.  Rev. Daniel Welch officiated and burial followed in East Thorp Cemetery.   

Pallbearers were: Larry Haas, Mark Person, Glen Vetterkind, Chad Vetterkind, Travis Hemmer and Jeremy Szemraj. Visitation was held at Thorp Funeral Home on Friday, June 4, 2010 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Visitation was also held at the church, on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  

Donna Mae Person was born on February 13, 1951 in Eau Claire, WI, the daughter of Roy and Lucille (Schultz) Person.  She was raised on a farm southeast of Gilman and received her education at area schools, graduating from Gilman High School in 1970.  After completing high school, Donna attended flight attendant school in Minneapolis.  She then worked at Cliff’s Cleaners, in Thorp, for five years, and then in the bakery/deli at Pabich’s Grocery store for five years.  She was united in marriage on November 4, 1978 to Larry Horgen at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Thorp.  After her marriage, Donna worked at the Stanley IGA for three years and then babysat for Scott and Nancy Hunter for six years.  In her spare time, Donna loved gardening, fishing, parades and holidays, and taking care of children.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aide. 

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Larry Horgen, of Thorp; two children: Ryan Horgen of Thorp and Sara Horgen of Thorp; one grandson, Walker Horgen of Thorp; her father and step-mother, Roy (Shirley) Person of Thorp; five sisters: Diane (Glen) Vetterkind of Thorp, Judy (Joe) Szemraj of Lublin, Jane (Dave) Metzke of Marshfield, Bonnie Haas of Chippewa Falls, and Sue Person of Gilman; four brothers: Mike (Cherri) Person of Withee, Jeff Person of Thorp, Russ (Penny) Person of Thorp and Mark (Carrie) Person of Gilman; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.  

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Person, and one sister, Barbie Person. 

Online condolences may be expressed at  

Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. 



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