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In Memory of Donna Weegman


September 8, 1933 - February 18, 2020

Donna Marie Weegman Age 86, of Rice Lake, WI died Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Brentwood Assisted Living in Rice Lake.

She was born on September 8, 1933 in Dent, MN to Elmer and Emma (Sonnenberg) Benke. Donna graduated from Perham High School in Perham, MN. She started banking at the age of 17 in Dent, MN, St. Louis Park, MN, Wadena, MN, Eau Claire and then moved to Rice Lake in 1980 where she retired from US Bank. Donna was married to Willard “Bill” Weegman on September 18, 1954 in Dent, MN. Donna was an active member of the First Lutheran Church, where she was Treasurer for many committees and the altar guild; Yours, Mine and Ours Thrift Shop and Rice Lake Fortnightly. She loved to garden, she was known as the cookie baker, enjoyed going to the theatre and taking pictures.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and John Kann of Rice Lake; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Patty Weegman of Youngsville, Louisiana, Bruce Weegman of Eau Claire, WI & Arne and Debby Weegman of Rice Lake; 7 grandchildren, Jared (Stephanie), Brent (Theresa), Ryan, Lucas (Sasha), Tyler, Connor and Abby; 3 great grandchildren, Riley, Ayden and Evan; 2 sisters, Lois Rosentreter of MN and Susan Gerds of MI; a brother, Norbert Benke of Dent, MN; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard “Bill” Weegman; her parents, Elmer and Emma Benke; a sister, Junice Meyer; and 2 brothers, William Benke and Thomas Benke.

Funeral Services will be held at 11AM Monday, February 24, 2020 at the First Lutheran Church in Rice Lake, Rev. Fred Buth officiating, with interment in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI. Visitation will be held from 4-7PM Sunday at Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake and for one hour prior to the Funeral Service at the Church on Monday.

The family would like to thank the pastors at First Lutheran Church, Brentwood Assisted Living and Marshfield Medical Center - Rice Lake Hospice for all the wonderful care that they gave to Donna.


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