Donna Mae Maertz, 80, of Rutherfordton, NC, passed peacefully on Monday, May 28th, 2018, after a short illness. Donna was born August 24, 1937, in De Pere Wisconsin to the late Elwin and Vivian (Strenn) Cavil. Donna graduated from De Pere High School in 1955. Donna was wed to Milton (Mitty) Maertz August 1st, 1964, and had two sons, Scott and Lee. Donna and Milton lived on the family farm in Reedsville until Milton's passing in 1994. She also lived in Mason Manor in Green Bay.
Donna enjoyed quilting and sewing and crafts, and drawing. She also enjoyed playing board games, especially Wahoo! Donna also enjoyed working for a time at Encompass Child Care as a foster grandmother.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents Elwin and Vivian, her husband Milton, her son Scott, and her brother Richard Cavil and sister-in-law Sara (Juhre') Cavil.
She is survived by her son Lee and daughter-in-law Sherry, daughter-in-law Sharon, her brother Lawrence and sister-in-law Phyllis Cavil, grandchildren Courtney, Jessica, Zachary, and Jasmine, and many cousins and nieces and nephews.
Donna will be interred at Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Bay Settlement.
Arrangements being handled by Ryan's Funeral Home in De Pere, with assistance from Padgett-King in Forest City NC.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Forest City NC for their gentle loving care in Donna's final days.
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