Donna Mae Rose Skowen, age 93, of Iola, WI passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Iola Living Assistance, Wisconsin.
Donna was born in Town of Scandinavia, Wisconsin on September 26, 1922, a daughter of the late Anna (Bobbe) and Chester Voie. She married Elmore E. Skowen on May 4, 1946 in Scandinavia. He preceded her in death on March 29, 2009. Donna enjoyed spending time in her garden. She also enjoyed cooking, baking Norwegian pastries, traveling, polka dancing and watching the grandchildren play in high school sports. She was a “Rosie Riveter” during World War II.
She is survived by a daughter, Sheri (Mike) Zdroik of Rosholt; sons, David (Jane) Skowen, of Sun Prairie, and Wayne (Marie) Skowen, of Iola; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a brother, Carvel (Betty) Voie of Scandinavia. Donna was preceded in death by son, Keith and grandson, Cody Zdroik
Funeral Service will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Iola at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 16th, with Reverend Dennis Olson officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Interment is in the church cemetery. The Voie Funeral Home in Iola is assisting the family with arrangements