Donna Louise (Boss) Merlak

Donna Louise (Boss) Merlak

Donna Louise (Boss) Merlak of Sun City, Arizona passed away on October 13, 2016, surrounded by her family.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016, at Menke Funeral Home, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, Arizona, at 11 a.m. with a viewing at 10:00 a.m. and a brunch to follow.

Donna was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin on January 6, 1939 to Peter and Muriel (Criskie) Boss.

Donna was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking and food preparation for family, friends and neighbors. Love and a sense of caring could always been felt in Donna’s kitchen.

Selling Avon brought a great sense of pride for Donna. She received many recognitions for her sales and appreciation from her devoted customers who soon became friends.

Donna enjoyed spending time with her husband, LeRoy, of 52 years. Site-seeing and traveling back to Wisconsin to spend time with their children and their families and staying connected with friends was something they looked forward it.

Donna is survived by Daughters Lynnette (Merlak) Sackmann (Bob); Lisa (Merlak) Mitby from Wisconsin; Sons Steven (Connie) Merlak of Ohio; and Dean Merlak (Lauri) from Wisconsin.

Donna adored her (grandchildren): Laura, Alan, Matthew, Robert, Jennifer, Kaylyn, Dillon, Kristopher, Ciara, Tyler, Michael, Mathew, Sawyer, Meredith, Josie (great-grandchildren): Nathan, Mason, Abigail, Jackson, Jett, Emma, Elli and Madison.

The family is finding comfort in knowing that Donna will be accepted in this blessed journey by her husband, LeRoy; Son, Mark; Sister, Shirley; Brother, Leonard and Mother and Father.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association, in memory of Donna Merlak would be sincerely appreciated.

Family would like to thank the many friends for their spiritual and emotional support during this very difficult time.

“Time marches on and change is inevitable.

But the one thing that is right and sure in this world is family, to remind us of where we’ve been,

to watch where we’re going,

and to be with us in the end…

for comfort and to carry on”


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