Donna Mae Halverson

HalversonDonna_webDonna Mae Halverson, 82, of La Crosse, Wis., passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 in La Crosse.

She was born Nov. 25, 1930 on the family farm in Soldiers Grove, Wis.Donna graduated from Soldiers Grove High School in 1948 and was the first girl elected as class president. She married Richard Halverson on June 5, 1950 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He preceded her in death on March 14, 2010.

Donna held a variety of jobs from working on a mink farm, apple packer and as an insurance clerk at various La Crosse Clinics until she retired in 1997.

She was an avid reader, enjoyed collecting antiques, all kinds of music and dancing. Donna was a devoted follower of conservative politics. Donna liked to travel and spend time with her children and grandchildren. She was also a big Packer and Badger fan.

Donna is survived by Richard (Julie) Halverson, Nic and Adam, Marion, Ind.; Michael Halverson, Hannah, Emily, and Rachel, Atlanta, Ga.; Sarah (Kurt) Wolff, Naomi, Noah and Leah, Middleton, Wis.; Daniel Halverson and Houston, Eitzen, Minn.; her sisters, Vivian Eagan, Prairie du Chien, Wis.; Jackie Cremin, Janesville, Wis., and Sharon (Steve) Maloney, Black River, N.Y., along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Earl Lenox, her mother Chloe Lenox, her husband Richard Halverson, brother Terry Lenox and her sister Margie Bock who joined her in heaven on the same day.

Donna’s ashes will be interred with her husband at the cemetery in Gays Mills, Wis.

There will be a celebration of life service on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Coulee Region Cremation Group, 133 Mason St., Onalaska, Wis. Times will be announced at a date closer to the service. Online condolences may be left at, memorials may be made to the family.