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Donna L. Buss

Donna L. Buss

June 30, 2019

Donna Buss, 79, of Rice Lake died unexpectedly at Mayo Clinic Hospital on June 30, 2019 in Eau Claire.

Donna was born on March 26, 1940 in Menomonie, WI to Walter and Valeria (Metzger) Buss. On October 23, 1962 Donna married Curtis Waller Jr. and together they had three children.

Donna will always be remembered as a good-hearted person who loved to have fun and never act her age. Some of her favorite pass times were drawing, spending time with her dogs, and eating popcorn while watching a horror movie.

Donna is survived by her sons, David Waller, Troy (Tammy) Waller; grandchildren, Danna Waller, Christina (Derek) Dahlke and Brittany (Bryan) Overbeek; As well as four great grandchildren; sisters, Jerry (Terry) Tilleson, Gail (Doug) Engelbretson, and Cathy Boho.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Valerie Waller and her ex-husband, Curtis Waller Jr; daughter-in-law, Tara Waller.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Menomonie Moose Lodge on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All friends and family are welcome.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is assisting the family. 


Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Menomonie Moose Lodge

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  • Julie Brackin Its always difficult in times like these to find the right words to say that are not repetitive, my heart goes out to Dave and Troy, I am thinking of you, may your hearts find peace and comfort. As well as the rest of the family; I offer my deepest condolences, for some moments in life there are no words, but just to send your love.

    July 10 at 11:11am

  • gail buss Donna, I will always remember the love between the two of us and the looney, crazed things we did. When you left me I felt a very empty place in my heart and know you will always be a part of me. Fly free now sis as you're in a peaceful loving place. Maybe now you can finally do your Micheal Jackson moon walk like you tried to do at the pub (bad hip and all) it was happily funny for sure. I'll never forget it!! LOL!!

    July 9 at 8:44pm

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