THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Donna M. Burish
Issue Date: July 12, 2017
Donna Mae (Willkom) Burish, 89, formerly of Peshtigo, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at her residence.
Born Aug. 13, 1927 in Boyd to the late Roman and Hedwig (Seidl) Willkom, she married Bennie C. Burish on July 8, 1948 and they later moved to Peshtigo where they spent many happy years.
A dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, they enjoyed traveling and spending time with family. She was always ready to calm a fussy baby and had treats for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid bridge player, she also enjoyed water aerobics with friends at the YMCA.
She is survived by three children, Thomas (Pamela) Burish, Mark (Helen) Burish and Mary (Thomas) Komp; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a brother, Jerry (Kathy) Willkom.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ben; siblings William Willkom, Duane Willkom and Colleen Schmitz.
Private services were held. Contributions can be made to her favorite charity, Food for the Poor, Inc. Lyndahl Funeral Home of Green Bay assisted the family.