Obituary of Donny Haumschild
Donald “Donny” G. Haumschild, 83, of Fort Atkinson passed away on January 25, 2020, surrounded by his loving family, at Jefferson Memory Care.
Donny was born on October 25, 1936 in the Town of Aztalan to Lawrence K. and Mary (Gericke) Haumschild. He grew up in the Village of Johnson Creek and hauled milk while attending High School. Donny served in the Korean War from 1956 until 1957 and finished his enlistment in the National Guard in 1962. After coming home, he was still working on the family farm and also worked as a machine setter at Thomas Industries for twenty-eight years until they closed. He briefly worked at Uncle Josh Soft Baits and later at J Star until retirement. In 1978, Donny married Linda Renz in Fort Atkinson and together they had one son.
Donny loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and walking his dog, Peanuts. He was an avid Brewers, Badgers and Packers fan. He was a member of the VFW Post 1879 in Fort Atkinson and was also a member of the American Legion Post 305 in Johnson Creek.
Donny is survived by his wife, Linda Haumschild of Fort Atkinson; son, Aaron (Michelle) Haumschild of Fort Atkinson; grandson, Bradley Fox; brother, Robert (Arlene) Haumschild of Johnson Creek; sisters, Mary Revolinski of Edgerton, Alice (Ed Foral) Ley of Oconto Falls; step-brothers, Wayne Woodbury of Illinois, and Larry “Woody” (Marge) Woodbury of Sun Prairie.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence K. and Mary Haumschild; brothers, Lawrence “Bud” Haumschild, James Haumschild, baby boy Haumschild; sisters, Ann Lee, Ruth Quest, Irene Wunderlin, and Delores Buske.
A memorial service will take place at 7PM on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 1008 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. Visitation will take place from 4PM until the time of services at the funeral home.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at William S. Middleton Veteran’s Hospital in Madison, Jefferson Memory Care and Rainbow Hospice for their exceptional care.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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