Former Three Lakes, Wis., resident, Dona M. Lehman, age 87, was granted her angel wings on Feb. 9, 2021, with her family by her side.

A service/celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Dona was born April 23, 1933, in Three Lakes, to Fred and Maxine Bonack.

She married J.G. “Whitey” on July 21, 1951.

Dona served her Three Lakes community with passion. She started the Three Lakes Food Pantry, worked as a crisis advisor, and taught golf, tennis and upholstery classes.

She also enjoyed her bowling and golf leagues, and kept her friends and family smiling with her sense of humor and poetry.

Dona’s five children always came first in her life.  Above all else, she was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Dona is survived by her children, Jacki (Rich Lindner), Terri (John Lindner), Loni (Louy Eyer), Nikki (Jason Bolte), and Todd Lehman. Dona had 10 grandchildren and 29 great- grandchildren. 

Dona was preceded in death by her husband, Whitey; and sisters, Lola and baby Mary Eileen.

Her surviving siblings include Fred “Butch” Bonack Jr., Duane Bonack, Alma Conway, Vicki Pitlik, Bill Bonack and Frank Bonack.

“We cried endlessly when you died, but we promise we won’t let the tears mar the smiles that you’ve given us while you were alive.” —Author unknown

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Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services of Woodruff, Wis., is serving the family.