Donna M. Klann, age 86, of Mayville passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.A private family service is being planned for the spring of 2022.Donna was born the daughter of Lester J. and Amanda A. (Falk) Engelmann on February 13, 1935 in West Bend. She was a graduate of West Bend High School. While in school Donna was active in the band program. She played a variety of different instruments, the bassoon being her favorite. She was also chosen to be a drum majorette. Donna was united in marriage to Kenneth Klann on July 10, 1970. Donna was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mayville. In her spare time, Donna enjoyed gardening, cooking, crossword puzzles, and watching Jeopardy and other game shows that challenged her mind. She made a variety of crafts throughout the years; afghans, Christmas decorations, and embroidery/stitchery projects. Donna loved the holidays and would decorate the inside of her home for each one, Christmas was her favorite. Even as her health started to decline, she still decorated her home for family to enjoy, including herself. She was an inspiration to the family and was always there for us. She lived life to the fullest!Family was important to Donna and she cherished the time spent with them. She considered her great grandchildren the biggest loves of her life, but made it clear that she loved all of us very much. Donna was proud of her daughters and their accomplishments. She was particularly proud that they were nurses, because she never had the opportunity to go on to school after high school. Donna’s last spoken words were ‘I love my family’.Donna is survived by her daughters- Jacki E. (Jon) Borst of Mayville and Jeanne K. (Robert) Dernbach of Gilbert, S.C. Her grandchildren- Adam J. (Anneli) Borst, Aaron B. (Barbara Ziegelbauer) Borst, Pastor Sarah (Pastor Joe) Woodward. Her great grandchildren who affectionally called her ‘GiGi’- Lorna Ruth, Lenny Jon, and Lars Roger Borst. and E. Benjamin and Theodore Lucas Woodward. Her bonus great grandchildren- Isabelle and Annelise Triscari. Further survived by other relatives and many friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth, sister Carol Werner, brother in law Ralph Werner, infant nephew Jay Scott Werner, and her favorite canine companion Margaret Susan.
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