DONNA M. HIUM, age 96, of Eau Claire, WI, formerly of Greenwood, WI, took God’s hand and was reunited in Ken’s arms on Monday, March 27, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Greenwood. Rev. Elizabeth Bier will officiate, and burial will follow in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and their partners: Holly (Pat) Hassemer, Becca (Dan) Coleman, and Ben (Sarah Franzen) Turnquist. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren: Teddy and Sydney Hassemer, Marcus, Makayla and Clare Coleman, and Walker Turnquist. Visitation will be held at the church, on Saturday, from 9:30am until time of service.
Donna Mae Kind was born January 16, 1927 in the Town of Deer Creek, rural Stetsonville, WI, the daughter of Otto and Mabel (Johnson) Kind. She was raised on the family farm and received her education in Greenwood area schools, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1944. Donna was united in marriage to Kenneth Hium on December 31, 1945 at United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenwood. In addition to helping Ken on the farm, she worked as a Surgical Technician at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield and Memorial Hospital in Neillsville. She finished her working career as a Home Health Aide for Clark County.
Donna was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Greenwood American Legion Auxiliary and the Westside Homemakers. In her spare time, she painted, crocheted, sewed and quilted. However, Donna delighted in her family, holding “Granny Camps” for her grandchildren and dressing up for Halloween to celebrate with her great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters: JoAnn Hium of Eau Claire, Peggy (Wayne ) Turnquist of Eau Claire, and Darla Hium of Wauwatosa, WI; foreign exchange daughter: Patricia Arfinengo of Arequipa, Peru; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two siblings: Darlene Speich of Rockford, IL and Otto (Pat) Kind of Greenwood; one sister-in-law: Marie Nirva of Withee; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; sons-in-law: Jerry Gouge’ and Tom Ament: and siblings and in-laws: Ruth (Raymond) Rasmussen, Elroy Kind, Vernon (Neva) Kind, Orlando (Alvina) Kind, Elmer Speich and Chet Nirva.
The family thanks the staff at Heritage Court in Eau Claire and St. Croix Hospice for their loving care.
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Cuddie Funeral Home of Greenwood, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.
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