Donna Oeftger, 72, Lake Delton

October 17, 2017

Donna Oeftger, 72, of Lake Delton, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at her home.

Donna was born Jan. 8, 1945, in Chicago, the daughter of William and Dolores (Garterman) Newman. She loved her family and friends and loved nothing more than doting over her grandchildren. Donna married the love of her life, Wayne Oeftger, on Aug. 1, 1970. She enjoyed being with family and friends the most, but also enjoyed scrapbooking/stamping, making cards and giving to others. Donna also loved to travel with her family all over the country and later with her husband, Wayne, after retirement. Their trips together included nine cruises all over the world, months spent in Florida, and much of their free time was spent in Three Lakes and Eagle River. Donna taught in the Baraboo School District for 34½ years. Her passion was teaching and working with kids.

Donna is survived by her husband, Wayne; sons Chad (Jenni) of Neenah, Matthew (Amy) of Wisconsin Dells and Justin (Katie) of Monona; daughter Tiffany (Darrin) Schuette of Kiel; brother John Newman of Wisconsin Dells; sister Diana (Terry) Soria of Milwaukee; and her grandchildren, Graham, Madison, Megan, Mariana, Mya, Minka, Max and William.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo with the Rev. Karen Hofstad officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Picha Funeral Home and again from noon until the time of the service Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Baraboo. A special thank you goes out to Donna and Wayne’s doctor, Dr. Randy Krszjzaniek, for being a great doctor to them over the years. Also thank you to Donna’s circle of friends for their love and support.

Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Lake Delton assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences and information, visit pichafuneralhome.com.