Obituary of Donna M Root
Donna M. Root, 79, of Fort Atkinson passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee.
Donna was born on June 15, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois to Matthew and Shirley (Poliquin) Wehr. She worked as the officer manager at Yerges Transportation for 45+ years. She loved her job because of the interaction she was able to have with all the people coming in and her co-workers.
Donna enjoyed gardening. She took pride in her five flower beds and caring for them. She enjoyed listening to her stepson Wade's many bands throughout the years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and all of her friends - she had too many to name. She loved taking pictures at all events she was a part of and documenting the fun everyone was having. She also loved to play slot machines and was lucky more often than not.
She is survived by her husband, Duane Root; child, Dan (Kelly) Olson; step children, Tammy (Scott) Wiedenhoeft, Julie (Pete) Urdhal, Doug (Amy) Root and Wade (Lisa) Root. Also, by her grandchild, Matthew (Macie Brock) Olson, and many step grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Donna is preceded in death by her father and mother, Matt and Shirley Wehr and many loving aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will take place at 3PM on Wednesday June 28, 2023, at Nitardy Funeral Home in Fort Atkinson. A visitation will take place from 1PM until the time of service. The family asks that guests dress casually and to wear their favorite Packer gear as Donna was an avid Packer fan. There will be a celebration of life at a later date.
The family would like to give special thanks for the medical team at Froedert Hospital for their exceptional care for Donna.
Donations can be made in Donna’s name to Special Olympics or Rainbow Hospice as these were charities close to her heart.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donna Root, please visit Tribute Store