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Donna M. (Antosch) (Kettlewell) Laabs

08/01/1947 - 02/05/2023
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Donna M. (Antosch) (Kettlewell) Laabs, of Omro, died Sunday, February 5, 2023. She was born August 1, 1947, and was raised by Frank and Mary Antosch. She grew up in Mosinee, Stevens Point, Watertown and Berlin. Donna graduated from good ole Berlin High, Class of 1965.

In 1988 Donna married Roger A. Laabs II, and together they raised their son, Roger A. Laabs III along with her two sons, Jeff and Troy Kettlewell. She worked side by side with her husband on their farm. They also ran her lil’ gift shop, The Farmers Wife Country Store, which she truly loved every day. Donna really enjoyed visiting with her customers in her country store. Donna was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Omro, where she also taught religion.

Donna loved her family most of all, her family was her life. She was a great mom, grandma, wife and a special friend to many. She is survived by her husband and best friend, Roger; her boys, Jeff (Sara) Kettlewell, Troy Kettlewell, and her caboose, Roger A. (Ashley) Laabs III; her grandkids, Carrissa Kettlewell, Mackenzie Kettlewell, Hunter Kettlewell and Madaline Laabs; sister-in-law, Jean Antosch; two half-brothers, Mark (Betty) Martino and Joe Martino; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary and Sally Laabs. Donna is further survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, and her best buddies, Cindy (Jeff) Schuster, Linda (Bob) Manske and Pat (James) Albright.

“If I’m going to heaven (where else would I go?) I’ll see if I have a bit of pull so you get what you want. Till we meet again, hopefully not soon, remember that I love you all.” Love, Mom

“Remember to live each day as if it is your last because, by golly, some day it just might be.”

A visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, February 10, 2023, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church 730 Madison Ave. Omro. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the church with Fr. Joe Mattern officiating. Cremation will follow.

Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family. If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

The family wishes to thank the Edenbrook nurses and staff and the Aurora At Home hospice staff for taking care of Donna.

Holly wrote on February 13, 2023
Donna was the biggest sweetheart ?? I will miss hearing “Hey Holly Ho” while walking by her room. Always welcoming me with a beautiful smile as she reach out her hand to me. Such a special lady and I was honored to care for her. Prayers to Donna’s family and friends….Fly high sweet Donna ??

Carolyn Dolata wrote on February 9, 2023
Donna was so strong through so many health challenges. She was a fun, good friend.

Chris and Jim Morrison wrote on February 9, 2023
We would like to extend our condolences to Roger and all of Donna’s family. We were not in Donna’s life for that long, but she made a lasting impression on both of us. Donna was a beautiful soul and will be missed. You all remain in our prayers as you begin your continued journey in this life without her. I am sure she will hold precious memories within your hearts and in your minds. May those memories soon surpass your grief.

Sheila Wianecki wrote on February 7, 2023
So sorry for your loss. Your Mom and I were good rummage sale friends until I moved out of state in 2009. Carissa and my granddaughter Grace were born the same day, and we always laughed and compared notes about the babies. I’ve thought of your Mom many times over the years. She was a wonderful lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rick Antosch wrote on February 7, 2023
I am deeply sorry to hear for everyones loss though I don't remember meeting her or if I ever did I know that I had reconnected parts of the family through Facebook because of her I wish I would have seen her one last time

Connie (Paeth) & Pat Parno wrote on February 7, 2023
Sara, Jeff and family, so sorry for your loss.

Kathy Lynden (Antosch) wrote on February 6, 2023
A truly blessed soul heading home, she gave us laughter, struggles, and love of life. Though she will be missed but never forgotten for all she did for everyone she touched. Until we met again love always another soul to watch over us. Kathy and Ron Lynden

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