Donna Mae Arnoldussen, age 81, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family after a long battle against cancer on September 13, 2021. She was born on May 20, 1940, daughter of the late Peter and Wilma (Vosters) Van Boxtel. She married Ervin Arnoldussen on January 20, 1959, and recently celebrated 62 years of marriage.
Donna loved to play cards and was an avid shopper. She enjoyed her summers up north and winters in Florida. She always went out of her way to make the holidays truly special (with Erv’s help). Donna’s passion in life was raising her 3 children and keeping up with her 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Donna is survived by her loving husband, Ervin; her 3 children: Todd (Mary) Arnoldussen, Tammy (Jay) Van Deurzen and Tory Jahnke; 7 grandchildren: Jacklyn (special friend Corey Palkowski) Arnoldussen, Lauren (Lucas) Vanden Heuvel, Brock Van Deurzen, Brady (Shayna Beining-Van Deurzen) Van Deurzen, Morgan (special friend Cary Concoby) Maloney, McKenzi Jahnke, Calvin Jahnke and 1 great-grandchild, Layne Vanden Heuvel. Donna’s siblings: Janice Dunham, Terry (Carol) Van Boxtel, Vicki Zobel and Rick (Kathy) Van Boxtel. Also, brothers and sisters-in-law: Joe Arnoldussen, Patricia Arnoldussen, Phyllis Van Deraa, Sister Mary Arnoldussen, Mary Arnoldussen; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Wilma Van Boxtel; son-in-law, Fred Jahnke; brothers and sisters-in-law: Jerry Dunham, Gerald Zobel, John (Joyce) Arnoldussen, Gladys (Gus) Sack, Bernice (Ben) Harris, Gerald Arnoldussen, Clayton (Jan) Arnoldussen, Jenny (Marvin) Hartzheim, Theresa (Wally) Rosenthal, Eunice (Gene) Onkels, Marvin Van Deraa, Cathy Arnoldussen and Dale Arnoldussen.
Memorial services will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at St. Katharine Drexel Parish – St. Mary Church, 119 W. 7th Street, Kaukauna. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
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