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Donna J. Kolehouse

October 20, 1952 June 5, 2018
Donna J. Kolehouse
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Obituary for Donna J. Kolehouse

Donna J. Kolehouse, 65, of Merrill, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.

Donna Kolehouse was born October 20, 1952, in Ladysmith, WI, daughter of Barbara (Miller) Raasch and the late Donovan Raasch. She married John Carroll, they later divorced. She was with Shoghi Kolehouse for 20+ years and then they married in 2015. Donna graduated from Ladysmith High School. She then attended UW-LaCrosse and Northcentral Technical College. Donna was known for her tremendous work ethic. Her hard-working career included time at Briggs & Stratton, various transportation companies, Wausau Homes, and most recently United Healthcare in Wausau. Donna was a lover of all types of music, with George Strait holding a special place in her heart. Donna was an avid gardener and loved flowers (particularly purple ones). A lover of animals, she especially enjoyed spending time with her dog, Remington. Donna was an amazing cook and known to have perfected the chocolate chip cookie.

Donna was a friend to many. Survivors include her husband, Shoghi Kolehouse of Merrill; mother, Barbara Raasch of Ladysmith; daughter, Dianne (Michael Smith) Carroll-Smith of Bryant, WI; son, Joseph (Heather) Carroll of New Berlin, WI; step daughter, Jami Ann (James) Allers of Roswell, GA; grandchildren, Siobhan Carroll and Niamh Carroll; step grandchildren, Emma Allers and Elliot Allers; sister, Linda Salem of Ladysmith; and brother, Michael (Julie) Raasch of Lena, WI. Also, survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Donna was preceded in death by her father, Donovan Raasch; and brother, Donovan Raasch, Jr.

A visitation for Donna will be held from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. Graveside services will take place at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Town of Scott, Lincoln County immediately following the visitation.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Aspirus Wausau Hospital for their kindness.

Memorial gifts to support the We Care Fund can be made to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Surgery, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226.

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11

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11:00 AM 6/11/2018 11:00:00 AM - 2:00 PM 6/11/2018 2:00:00 PM
Taylor-Stine Funeral Home

903 E. Third St.
Merrill, WI 54452

Taylor-Stine Funeral Home
903 E. Third St. Merrill 54452 WI
United States
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