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Donnalea Rae Moede

Donnalea Rae (Hanke) Moede was gathered into the arms of our loving Savior on July 2, 2015. She was born in Shawano to the late Viola (Norman) and Emil Hanke on June 28, 1935.

She was a lifetime member of St. James, where she served as a member of Altar Guild for many years. Donna married Harvey Moede on April 26, 1953, at St. James. Together they made their home in Shawano for 62 years. Donna was employed by several businesses but most recently was the bookkeeper for Moede and Sons Inc. until her retirement in 2000. She enjoyed her time at their home on Shawano Lake as well as spending time with friends, especially the “Friday Night Group” that had met for over 30 years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, and she made countless Sunday night suppers for all to enjoy.

Donna is survived by her husband, Harvey; her son, Scott (Sue) Moede, of Shawano; her daughter, Jayne (special friend Mike Lewandowski), of Shawano; five grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; her sister, Jayne Deering, of Wisconsin Rapids; sisters-in-law, Olive Perry, of Shawano, and Betty Hanke, of Greenfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Viola (Norman) Hanke; her sisters, Ione Hanke and Lenore Zingler; her brothers, Clifford Perry, James and LeRoy Hanke; and brothers- in-law, Norman Deering and Walter Zingler.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano with the Rev. Ted Andrada officiating. Visitation will be held at church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials can be made to the St. James Lutheran Church heating system fund.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10