Donna Kirschenmann

MADISON-Donna Kirschenmann, age 63, died on April 29, 2018, after suffering strokes and complications from an infection in her heart.

Donna was born on Aug. 1, 1954, to Ray and Maxine (Hanes) Kirschenmann in Huron, S.D. She graduated from Williston High School in North Dakota, University of North Dakota, and attained a Master of Social Work degree from UW-Madison. She fell in love with Madison’s fall colors while touring the country and made it her home for over 35 years. She has touched the lives of many through her work and involvement at Briarpatch Youth Services, Luke House Community Meal Program, Madison Friends Meeting, and Emerson and Sandburg Elementary schools.

Donna is survived by sons, David and Todd Schlaefer; their father, John Schlaefer; mother, Maxine; sister, Jean (Joel Bradshaw); and niece Rachel.  She was preceded in death by her father, Ray; and sister, Lori. 

A memorial service for Donna will be held at the MADISON FRIENDS MEETINGHOUSE, 1704 Roberts Ct., Madison, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2018. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to the American Friends Service Committee. 

Online condolences may be made

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Dr.
(608) 221-5420

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