Donna Marie Foster

Donna Marie Foster

Donna Marie Foster

Donna Marie Foster, age 64, of Hancock passed away March 28, 2017 at House of the Dove in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Donna was born November 23, 1952 at the Wild Rose Hospital to the late Allen and Gladys (Smith) Cardo. She attended DeGeorge Elementary and Adams-Friendship High School, graduating in 1970. On December 11, 1971 she married Richard “Dick” Foster at the South Burr Oak Methodist Church. Donna worked for 30 years hauling mail to and from local post offices to distribution centers in Oshkosh and Milwaukee.

Donna and Dick enjoyed traveling, camping, and fishing. The last five years Donna lived in the Hancock Apartments, where she enjoyed working at Hoops Truck Stop in Coloma when she was able, as well as reading, doing puzzles, and cooking and baking, which she often shared with her friends.

Donna is survived by brothers: Richard (Arlene) Cardo of rural Friendship and Gerald (Cindy Giese) Cardo of rural Coloma; Sisters: Lila (Allyn) Thorson of rural Hancock and Karen (the late Sanford) Moen of Wisconsin Rapids. She is additionally survived by Dick’s brother Ray E. (Marie) Foster of Adams, WI
Sisters-in-law: Alice Mueller of Adams and Sally May of St. Augustine, Florida. Donna is further survived by several nieces and nephews, many cousins, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Gladys Cardo; husband, Dick; infant brother, John Allen, along with many other close family members.

Donna’s life will be celebrated with a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the South Burr Oak Methodist Church. Rev. Candy Lisiecki will officiate. Interment will be at the White Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Church on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

The family would like to thank the relatives and friends who supported Donna through her difficult journey with cancer, including the many Madison, Stevens Point, and Marshfield area doctors, nurses, and aides who guided her care, and especially the House of the Dove staff who lovingly and compassionately provided for her final needs.

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  1. Carol Cardo Collins says:

    Jerry and Richard, it is so sad to lose another cousin. Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences during this difficult time. My prayers to you and all of the family. Love, Carol

  2. Deb Davenport says:

    I graduated with Donna.Saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. Cancer takes too many good people. Condolences .

  3. Mary M Schuh says:

    To all of Donna’s family,
    She was a kind gentle soul who was always there for everyone. May her soul rest in peace with her heavenly father. Sending prayers up to heaven in your honor
    Sincerely your friend
    Mag and Mary
    Your neighbors in Hancock 💕

  4. Linda Massen says:

    So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Absolutely looked forward to seeing her at the chiropractic office. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

  5. Toni Hattabaugh (Warzynski) says:

    Thoughts and prayers for the entire family. Hugs for you all ((()))

  6. Patricia Gervais says:

    Thoughts and Prayers to all of Donna’s family……may God bring you all comfort during this difficult and sad time.

  7. Anna Lee Lantz says:

    So sad to lose a cousin. Prayers and thoughts to my cousins and their families.

  8. pat holm jodarski says:

    Jerry and family so sorry to hear about your sister and all the suffering she went thru have a safe trip am trying to hang in there to see you at our reunion, love and prayers Pat

  9. SUE KOMATZ says:

    Jerry/family..Praying with/for you art this difficult time…Losing a sister hurts, but she is no longer in pain and in a better place

  10. Cynthia Crane Clayton says:

    Jerry. And Lila, and Richard,
    I am so sorry to learn of your sister’s passing . My condolences to all of you. You will be in my prayers . . Take Care and God Bless all of you

  11. Al Robinson says:

    Jerry, I am sorry to learn of your sister’s death. You and the family will be remembered in our thoaughts and prayers at this time. Al

  12. John Holmes says:

    Jerry, Am very sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. You and Dick are in my thoughts and prays. John

  13. Judy Bieri says:

    So sorry to read about Donna’s passing. We visited when we seen each other at the chiropractor’s office. May she rest in peace.

  14. Don and Karen Rathke Hartwig says:

    Prayers and our Deepest Sympathy.

  15. Peggy and Buck Sleeman says:

    Thoughts and prayers to Donna’s family during this difficult time.

  16. Sheldon and Donna Sundsmo says:

    So sorry to hear of Donna passing thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

  17. Joan Danowski Zeglin says:

    Love and prayers to the family…..