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Donna M. Hoeppner

Donna M. Hoeppner

July 6, 2020

Donna M. Hoeppner, 88, of Eau Claire, WI, passed away on July 6, 2020, following a lingering illness with cancer.  She was born on September 4, 1931, to Fred & Elsie (Gorrell) Hoeppner of Eau Claire. 

Donna graduated high school in 1949.  She is also a 1952 graduate of Luther Hospital School of Nursing.  Donna began her career practicing at Soledad Community Hospital in Coronado, California and Stanford Lane University Hospital in San Francisco and many years at Sacred Heart Hospital here in Eau Claire.  Donna was a member of Saving Grace Lutheran Church where she served in several volunteer positions. In addition she volunteered for the American Cancer Society, St. Francis Food Pantry, Grace Lutheran Foundation, American Red Cross for which she served at Disasters, involving floods in Texas. Hurricane Andrew in Homestead, Florida. Various tornadoes and floods in Wisconsin.  She also enjoyed serving at the Severson Nursing Home.

Donna is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Ann Marie (Jane Mortenson) Hoeppner of Eau Claire, Peggy Bushilla of Rapid City, SD, Sandy (Tom) LaBudde of Spring Green, WI, Kjaersti (Troy) Roberts of Klamath Falls, OR, Dana Salvador of Woodbury, CT, Sage Salvador of Hollywood, FL, Samantha Sorcher of Woodbury, CT, Darren Hoeppner of Eau Claire, WI, Max Sorcher of Woodbury, CT, and Hysik Bushilla of New York, NY.  Also by sister in Law, Nely (Michael) Boettcher of Eau Claire, WI; and by many cousins.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Wesley Hoeppner from Eau Claire, WI.

Graveside Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire with Pastor David J. Irgens officiating.

Memorials are preferred to Feed my People Food Bank, HSHS St. Josephs/Sacred Heart Hospice and Saving Grace’s Sunday morning T.V. service.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services - Celebration of Life Center is serving the family.

Visitation

None

Service

Graveside Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire with Pastor David J. Irgens officiating.

Florist Information

Memorials are preferred to Feed my People Food Bank, HSHS St. Josephs/Sacred Heart Hospice and Saving Grace’s Sunday morning T.V. service.

Condolences

  • Nadine Schuh Donna was head nurse on the Pediatric Floor and I worked with her for quite a few years. After she retired I would call her every year on her birthday and we would talk about our Cats. :) She was a dedicated nurse and would come in and work weekends when we were short staffed. A true example of a great leader. And she had a great sense of humor.
    I will miss not talking with her .

    August 6 at 12:39pm

  • Celia Sime I worked with Donna at Sacred Heart Hospital for along time and she was a fine nurse and professional. I missed her when she retired. My condolences to her family. She made her contribution to the healthcare world and was a dedicated nurse.

    July 28 at 12:07pm

  • BIRNEY DIBBLE, M. D. I’m a retired surgeon from Donna’s “era,” was Chief of Surgery at Sacred Heart Hospital for almost ten years in the 70s. Although as a surgeon I didn’t have many patients on her ward, I did have some, and it was always a pleasure to be greeted by a smiling Miss Hoeppner, who as head nurse always made rounds with me. I pay her the greatest compliment in my vocabulary with the simple words, “She was a good bedside nurse!”

    July 21 at 10:46am

  • Peggy Markow Donna was my nursing supervisor for over 30 years, she was a wonderful mentor and the best nurse ever! She had a great sense of humor and was a true friend. The community has lost a dedicated soul to Eau Claire.She always went the extra mile for everyone that needed help. RIP Donna!!

    July 13 at 6:05PM

  • Kathy Bogenberger Donna was my Supervisor at SHH Pediatrics. She was an amazing and strong lady and excellent nurse. And, oh yes, funny and the life of any party! Thank you Donna! RIP!

    July 12 at 7:52PM

  • Nely &mike Boettcher Miss Donna was a very important person in my life I will missed her greatly.❤️

    July 10 at 12:04PM

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