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Donna Marie (King) Thacker Hohneke

April 22, 1929 ~ September 9, 2020 (age 91)


Madison - Donna King Thacker Hohneke, age 91, passed away on September 9, 2020. Born April 22, 1929 to the late Peter V. King and Rose M. (Buhler) King in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Donna was a homemaker and mother. She was married to John C. Thacker until his death on March 28, 1981. On April 23, 1994 she married Duane E. Hohneke of Madison, Wisconsin and was married to him until his passing on August 13, 2019. Donna attended Emerson Elementary School, St. Raphael’s Parochial School and graduated in 1947 from Edgewood High School. Before her 1953 marriage to John Thacker, Donna was employed by the Records and Registration Office at the University of Wisconsin where she thoroughly enjoyed her time at the University. Donna moved to Prescott, Arizona as a widow in 1981. For two and a half years Donna was employed as a salesperson at a Jewelry and International Gift Shop in Prescott, Arizona. Donna was a member of the National Catholic Society of Foresters since 1947 through St. James Church in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Donna is survived by her two children, Mary Thacker (Dallas, TX) and Michelle (Clifford) Ogden (Cross Plains, WI). She is further survived by three grandchildren, John (McKensie), Jessica (Ian) and Jason Ogden; her great grandchildren, Paisley and Hazel; and a sister, Dolores (Paul) Bernards of Waunakee, Wisconsin survive her. She was preceded in death by her son, Peter (Christine) in 2009 and her brother, Jerome King in 1980. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at ST. MARY OF THE LAKE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5460 Mary Lake Rd, Westport, Wisconsin, with Fr. Vincent Racanelli presiding. Visitation will take place at the church from 9:30AM until the time of service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  

A special thank you to Monsignor Gerard Healy for his many visits and prayers, as well as, the All Saints Community staff for their support and accommodations. Also, the UW Hospital fourth floor medical personnel for their excellent care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Donna's name to Catholic Charities. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com. 

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5701 Odana Road 


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September 16, 2020

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church
5460 Mary Lake Road
Westport, WI 53597

Mass of Christian Burial
September 16, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church (Mary Lake Road, Westport)

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