Donna Lee (Duffy) Luther , Age 78

July 24, 1944 --February 03, 2023

Donna Lee Luther (Duffy), 78, passed away unexpectedly on Friday February 3, 2023 at her home in Rock Springs. She was born on July 24, 1944 in Chicago, IL to Rose (Lorene) and Henry J. Duffy. After High School, Donna worked as a Nursing Assistant with her mother Lorene at St. Mary's Hospital in Baraboo, WI. Donna was always a caregiver. She was a stay-at-home mother, took care of her grandchildren, and for many years, she was the primary caregiver for her beloved husband. She graduated from Reedsburg Webb High School and was still close to many of her classmates. She was especially close to Connie Reuter who helped her through tough times. She was united in marriage on July 25th, 1964 to her high school sweetheart Gerald (Jerry) Luther. Their marriage was blessed with only one child; however, she was a mother figure to many throughout the years.

Donna loved horses, fishing, antiques, planting flowers, cooking, baking, canning, and her favorite dog Zoey. She took great pride in her yard and home and always made people feel welcome. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren, watching movies, eating pizza and talking. Her greatest pride and joy were her grandchildren and she loved sharing stories about them. In her younger years, she loved to travel and took many trips out west to visit with friends and family. Most of all, she just liked to visit with friends and family on the phone.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, her husband Jerry, Ethel (Aunt Butch) Dobson brother in laws Dennis Luther, Dave Herritz, Tom Shelton and longtime family friends Marlin (Butch) Parr and Werner (Vern) Driese.

Donna is lovingly remembered by her son Shaun and Carmen (Mihlbauer) Luther; grandchildren Sarryn (Marc Meuller) and Wyatt Luther (Ashley Crary); her brother Mike and Julie (Carlstrom) Duffy, brother in-laws and Sister in-laws Ronnie (Sandy) Luther, Wayne(Sally) Luther, Dale (Lorene) Luther, Tom (Mary) Luther, Mike ( Debbie) Luther, Bonnie (Ron) Bell, Jean Herritz, Judy Shelton, Mona( Bill) Hilgemann, and many Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, Friends and all others that lives she touched.

It was her wishes not to have a funeral but rather a Celebration of Life that will be held on Saturday June 3rd, 2023 1pm-6pm at her home at S3913A Schneider Road Rock Springs, Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, cards and memorials can be sent to her son Shaun Luther at S3941 Ableman Rd. Rock Springs, WI 53961. The Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face;

The rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again.

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


Donna Wilde February 14, 2023

Camping friend Monroe , Wisconsin

So very sorry for your loss. You have many fond memories to help you through.

Tim Colden February 14, 2023

Friend BRODHEAD , Wisconsin

So sorry for your loss.

Nancy Hoffmann February 14, 2023

Friend Rock springs , Wisconsin

To the Luther family , Donna was a wonderful person. Sorry for your loss. She will make you smile when you need it. Our prayers are with you and your family. Hug's Willi and Nancy Hoffmann

Tammy and Dennis Grabmiller February 14, 2023

Forever Friend Kansas City , Kansas

We will miss Donna more than I can express. She was a 2nd mom to me from the day I was born. Best friends with our family. She was their for me through everything, including some very difficult times with Autumn. She stood by by mom and dad through everything and was ALWAYS there no matter what. This is a very difficult loss. Love you Shawn, Carmen, Sarryn, Wyatt, and Mike (Duff). She will always hold a special place in my heart.

Dave and JoAnn Lane February 14, 2023

Friends Lone Rock , Wisconsin

We were looking forward to having a visit with Donna this Spring. She was such a great neighbor. She will surely be missed.

Jeff Suchomel February 14, 2023

Friends CampDouglas , Wisconsin

Sorry for your loss , prayers for family and friends

Rex Hinz February 14, 2023

School Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

My Condolences to the family's and Friends Of Donna .

Beverly Hoege February 14, 2023

Coworker of Carmen Reedsburg , Wisconsin

Sincere sympathy to Shaun, Carmen and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of many emotions. 💕 Beverly

Jason Kuester & Melissa Hagi February 15, 2023

RSD staff member, high school classmate Reedsburg , Wisconsin

Dear Shaun and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. with sympathy, Jason & Melissa

Carolyn & David Dallmann February 16, 2023

Friend, North Freedom Baraboo , Wisconsin

I best remember Donna from years ago in North Freedom. I was a couple of years behind Donna in school. She was always a nice person. Our sincere sympathy to Donna's family.

Phyllis Pierce February 18, 2023

Buddy Reedsburg , Wisconsin

Donna & I had Many adventures in our times together. Trips from Tucson, Up North & many arts & crafts shows. She loved the Minocqua area & eating lunch at Polecat & Lace. She was a big fan of Delmos Pizza in Baraboo. We wallpapered a lot of rooms & shoveled a lot of stones around her shrubby. RIP Duff. 💕💕💕