Donna Mae Flaherty obituary – Green Bay Press-Gazette


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Donna Mae Flaherty

Kewaunee – Donna Mae Flaherty, 76, of Kewaunee, died on December 15, 2021. Donna was born on March 10, 1945, in Shawano, to Hilbert and Margaret (Bartelt) Bonnin. She graduated from Bonduel High School in 1963. Over the course of her life, Donna worked hard and held a variety of positions, including assistant optometrist, executive secretary at American Medical Security, and customer service manager at Blairex Laboratories Inc., of Columbus, IN. She married the love of her life, Richard Flaherty, on August 3, 1996, and they made their home in Columbus, IN, until they returned to Wisconsin just over eleven years ago.

Donna loved animals, especially cats. She has provided food and shelter for many cats over the years and loved to feed the birds, deer and squirrels that visited her garden. She was an avid gardener, baker, and an excellent cook. She spent hours lovingly decorating cutout cookies for her family and friends, who eagerly awaited the treats each year.

More than anything, Donna loved her family and cherished her roles as wife, mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her husband, Richard Flaherty; her children: Brian (Lisa) Haag, Curt Haag, Stephanie (John) Massart; her grandchildren: Cassie (Steele) Shriver, Nathan (Lina) Haag, Natalie Haag, Zach Haag and Elijah Haag; her stepchildren: Julie Flaherty, Laurie Flaherty, Wanda Flaherty and Sonya (Scott) Wiegand; her step-grandchildren: Samuel Flaherty Jelley, Caleb Flaherty Jelley, Brittany (Jerry Jr) Bense, Corryn (Bryce) Bentham, Natalie (Chad) Levanetz, Jessica Parfitt, Darla (Keith) Moneymaker, Erik Wiegand (Fiancé Sarah F) : his step-great-grandchildren: Jaxon Brooks, Raylee and Mayzee Bense, Leila Bentham, Elijah, Luke and Alayna Levanetz, Raine, Olive and Lincoln Parfitt, Garrett, Gavin and Gideon Moneymaker; Donna’s brother, Bob (Pam) Bonnin; nephew Todd (Julie) Bonnin, and niece and goddaughter Melissa (Rene) Vicera. She is also survived by many cousins ​​and dear friends. She was predeceased by her parents.

A mass will be held in the spring of 2022.

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Online as of December 31, 2021

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