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Donna L. (Waffenschmidt) Dickie , Age 90

November 23, 1931 --May 09, 2022

Donna L. (Waffenschmidt) Dickie passed away peacefully Monday, May 9, 2022 at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo. Donna, daughter of Fred and Amy (Schreiber) Waffenschmidt of Merrimac was born November 23, 1931 in Richland Center. Donna graduated from Baraboo High School in 1949. After one year at Ripon College, she worked clerical positions in the Baraboo area. On Sept. 27, 1952 she was united in marriage to Duane L "Dutch" Dickie in Baraboo. She joined Dutch on the Dickie Homestead in the Town of Freedom and was his partner in the farming operation for 50 years. They celebrated 68 years of marriage prior to Dutch's death in December of 2020. She was a faithful spectator when a younger Dutch played baseball, softball, basketball, and football.

Donna joined the North Freedom Baptist Church, where she served as pianist, womens ministry leader, Sunday School teacher, and clerk. She enjoyed reading, playing the piano, daily crosswords and playing bridge with her high school friends. She was most happy when surrounded by her family.

Survivors include children, Linda (David) Trager, Diane (Scott) Molengraft, Joni (Cyril) Ramsey; son-in-law, Larry (Kim) Capps; grandchildren, Brenden (Jessica) Capps, Mathew Capps, Rachel (Mike) Halweg, Rebecca (Tony) Hellenbrand, and Sarah Molengraft; seven great-grandchildren, nieces Shelly Pommer and Rebecka (Dean) Evans as well as other relatives and friends.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Cheryl Capps; her parents, and three sisters, Virginia (Donald) Pommer, Winifred (Ed) Glapa-Wayne and Joan Waffenschmidt.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Casa De Oakes in Reedsburg where Donna resided since August of 2020. They would also like to thank the compassionate staff at St. Clare Meadows where she spent her final days.

A private service is being held. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom. The Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Dennis and Penny Quandt May 12, 2022

Friends Baraboo , Wisconsin

We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing..Our thoughts and prayers are with all..Ww has a lot of memories with Dutch and Donna.

Sue Ramsey May 12, 2022

Family Reedsburg , Wisconsin

I'm very sorry for your loss.

Maggie Guadarrama May 12, 2022

Friend Reedsburg , Wisconsin

Sorry about Donna's passing. I'm sure she is happy, once again with Dutch. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Kelli May 12, 2022

Caregiver Baraboo , Wisconsin

I got to know Donna through taking care of Duane when he has SSM Health at Home. They were such great people and so caring.

David & Caorlyn Dallmann May 12, 2022

neighbor/friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

We are so sorry to hear about Donna. My parents were Harold and Pearl Schroeder. Our family farms touched each other across the railroad tracks in North Freedom. Donna and Dutch were friends with my parents. Dave & Carolyn Dallmann

Terri (Vertein) Mueller May 12, 2022

Friend Madison , Wisconsin

Linda, Diane & Joni, l was sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Losing a parent is never easy. I have many fond memories of your Mom, especially when our Moms would get together. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.

Carol Rushton May 17, 2022

Friend Saint Charles

I so remember your loving grandma so very well and your wonderful grandfather. Many times I’ saw them at the family farm and North Freedom Baptist Church. We were always welcomed so lovingly. I see her now in heaven with the rest of your family and also my dear husband. May your hearts continue to heal as you grieve her earthly loss but remember the wonderful blessings of her life.