Welcome to the memorial page for

Donna Marie (Hmielewski) Scherer

November 22, 1939 ~ August 2, 2017 (age 77)

Donna M. Scherer, nee Hmielewski, 77, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

Donna was born November 22nd 1939 in Ashland Wisconsin to Leo & Lois (Kleiman) Hmielewski. She married her soul mate, Daniel Scherer on November 8th, 1958.  They made their home and raised their two children in West Allis Wisconsin.

Donna was known for her generous and kind demeanor.  She was a wonderful cook and always made sure that there was more than enough food to go around at any function.  She and her husband retired and built a home in Birchwood, WI in 1997. There she enjoyed nature (especially feeding and watching the deer) and the occasional bear that would walk through the yard. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  In the spring of 2013, they moved to Mukwonago, WI to be closer to their family.

Donna was preceded in death by her mother Lois, father Leo, brother Larry, and her best friend cousin Susie Roppe.  Donna leaves behind her husband of 59 years, Daniel, her son Scott (Linda) Scherer, daughter Lori (Jerry Sr.) Garlock, grandchildren Joseph (Rebecca), Jason (Kate), Nick (Holly), Kristiana, Jerry Jr. (Kory), John (Erin), several great grandchildren, Troy, Tyler, Ty, Nolan, Khloe, Johnathon, Gabriella, Madelynn and many relatives and friends and her dog Molly.

Funeral Mass for Donna will be on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 1:00PM at St. John’s Catholic Church in Birchwood, WI.  Visitation will be from 12:00PM on Saturday until the time of Mass at church.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.  A celebration of Life will be held on September 30, 2017 from 1:00PM-4:00PM at the American Legion 627 County Rd NN Mukwonago, WI  53149

The family would like to thank the entire staff of the oncology unit at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for their excellent care in her last days.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Hoovers Hause All Dog Rescue 776 Swan Dr Mukwonago, WI 53149.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Hoovers Hause Dog Rescue
776 Swan Dr, Mukwonago WI 53149

 Service Information

Celebration of Life Gathering
September 30, 2017

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
American Legion Mukwonago
627 County Rd NN
Mukwonago, WI 53149

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