Funeral services for Donna M. Schmitz of Wadena will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the 1st Congregational United Church of Christ in Wadena with Jim Stoneman presiding. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena and again on Thursday from 9:30 AM until the time of services at the church. Donna passed away at the age of 77 years, on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Sunrise Senior Living Center in Golden Valley, MN.
Donna was born to Edwin and Ada (Muehler) Buckhouse on July 18, 1936 in Hankinson, ND. She was united in marriage with Warren Schmitz on April 12, 1958, in Wadena, MN. The community will remember her as a nurse at the Wadena Medical Center for over 45 years. Her free time found her quilting with her sisters, doing embroidery, counted cross-stitch, reading, camping, ceramics, volunteering at church and spending time with her family.
Donna was preceded in death by her husband Warren; son Daniel; parents Edwin and Ada; step-father Clarence; sister-in-law Wanda Zierden; brother-in-law Jerry Warwick; and nephew Scott Warwick.
Donna is survived by her daughter Barbara Schmitz of Ramsey; son Steven (Kim) of Wadena; grandchildren Evin (Heidi) Haukos/Schmitz of St. Cloud, and Brandon and Brooke Lorentz of Wadena; sisters Lois (Del) Burghuis of Park Rapids and Joyce Warwick of North Branch; brother Ron (Diane) Buckhouse of Perham; brothers-in-law Jerry (Audrey) Schmitz and Dick Zierden of Palm Harbour, FL; along with many nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick Schultz and Evin Haukos. Serving as pallbearers will be Calvin Schultz, Michael Schultz, Jeffrey Warwick, Charles Hopke, Mark Zierden and Reid Johnson.
Burial will be in the Wadena Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena. (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)