THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: September 27, 2018
Donna (Anderson) Javor, 81, of Green Bay, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, after a courageous three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born June 29, 1937, to Samuel and Eunice (Todish) Anderson, she was raised in Menominee, Mi., where she met her high school sweetheart, Bob Javor. They married in 1958 and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. She graduated from the nursing program at Evanston University/Northwestern.
They lived in Milwaukee for a short time before moving to Green Bay where she worked as an RN at St. Vincent Hospital until retiring. They raised three children and she loved her many pets she had through the years.
They spent many weekends camping with their family and in later years, they purchased a cottage on the bay in Oconto where she loved to entertain. She enjoyed traveling with family at her side to places like Florida, Gulf Shores Al., New York, Maine, Grand Cayman, St. Thomas, Hawaii, Montana and short trips to Chicago and Door County.
She also enjoyed gardening, knitting, sewing and working puzzles with her husband. A great cook, she liked making her dishes of cabbage rolls, chop suey and homemade pizza and was proud of her Swedish heritage.
She treasured her grandchildren and every June they would be at the Copper Fest parade in Oconto, making their favorite holiday cookies in December or shopping at antique shows. Her favorite saying to her children and grandchildren was "these are the best years of your life".
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bob; two daughters, Laura (Michael) Jubert and Jacqueline Javor; a grandson; a granddaughter; a brother, David (Kim) Anderson; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Javor and a sister, Patricia (Dick) Roland.
Friends called in the Resurrection Room of the Bishop Wycislo Center at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Rev. Gregory Parent officiated with burial in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Blaney Funeral Home of Green Bay assisted the family with arrangements.