Donna M. Kuhlmann, age 66 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be held at the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Parish Prayers will be at 4 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Donna Mae Maciej was born on July 14, 1955, in Little Falls, to Lawrence and Lucille Maciej. She graduated from Swanville High School and later married George Kuhlmann on Sept. 28, 1974. Together they raised three children on a farm located outside of Grey Eagle and later divorced in 2006. She then met her significant other, Mark Wenker, in 2007 and together they enjoyed adventuring and enjoying each other’s company.

Donna was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, playing cards, bike riding, watching musicals and being a positive influence on her community. Donna was a loving mother, grandma, partner and sister, and a true friend to everyone who knew her and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her children, Jill (Chris) Skaja of Rice, Josh (Amanda) Kuhlmann of Freeport and Jordan (Brittany) Kuhlmann of Grey Eagle; grandchildren, Amber, Ava and Reagan; siblings, DiAnn (James) Loven of Swanville and Larry (Donna) Maciej of Swanville; and significant other, Mark Wenker of Sauk Centre.  

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, David Maciej and Greg Maciej.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

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