Donna in 1992
Photo courtesy of photographer Chuck James
(April 11, 1953 - August 15, 2006)
The Lusk Herald
August 23, 2006
Donna Gail Wisseman
Donna Wisseman, 53, of Jay Em, passed away August 15, 2006 after courageously fighting a brief illness. A funeral was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Lusk Elementary and Middle School. Interment will be at the Jay Em Cemetery.
Donna Gail Soderberg was born in Fort Collins, Colo. on April 11, 1953 to Carl and Marjorie Soderberg. As a young girl, she lived with her family on a ranch near Masonville, Colo. and was educated in the Loveland Public Schools.
She married Dave Wisseman near Masonville, Colo. on Sept. 15, 1973. They lived near Elk Mountain, for five years before moving to Jay Em where they enjoyed raising their family in the country. Donna has driven school bus for Niobrara County School District for the past 23 years.
Donna loved serving God. She was a loving wife, the best mother, a wonderful sister and a caring friend. She felt very fortunate to receive kidney transplant in 1996. She enjoyed ten more quality years with her family and experienced the immeasurable joy of being a grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, Dave of Jay Em, WY; three daughters, Monique Wisseman of Laramie; Melody Printz and husband Justin of Edgemont, S.D.; Michelle Bassham and husband Morgan of Alpine, TX.; son Monte Wisseman of Lusk; grandchildren Wade, Callie and Amy Printz of Edgemont, S.D. and Shane, Ivey and Sadie Bassham of Alpine, TX; two sisters, Vicki Mishler and husband Chuck of Mitchell, Neb. and Linda Noe of Jay Em; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Jo Soderberg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cozy Corner Inn of Lusk or the Stagecoach Museum of Lusk, WY. Donna was an advocate for organ donation. It would honor her memory if you would consider being a donor.
Cicmanec-Pier Funeral Home in Lusk is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
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