A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Watertown with Monsignor Daniel Ganshert officiating. A private family burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Thomas Edgar Donahue was born in Milwaukee on September 9, 1933, son of Lawrence and Amber (Twinem) Donahue. Tom served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. On September 19, 1959, Tom married the former Darlene Hudy at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Wauwatosa.
He had been employed at Hamlin Inc. in Lake Mills, at Menasha Corporation in Watertown and after his retirement, he worked at Bee Industries, also in Watertown.
Tom was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, where he served as an usher. He volunteered at the Watertown Regional Medical Center and was a member of the Watertown Country Club and Windwood. Tom enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He also enjoyed golfing, photography, stained glass work, bird watching, Soduko and crossword puzzles.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene Donahue; his daughter, Mari (Rich) Kraemer; a granddaughter, Megan (Dave Karl) Kraemer; two grandsons, Ryan (Viktoriya Crittenden) Kraemer and Kevin “Chip” Kraemer, all of Watertown; a dear sister-in-law, Carol Beaster and dear friends, George and Kaye Kuckkan, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and a step-sister, Patricia Radtke.