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From the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram



Donna Mae Brixen


Donna Mae Brixen, 69, of Eau Claire passed away December 26, 2010 at Luther Hospital.

Donna was born on March 26, 1942 to Richard and Hazel (Bloom) Pahl in Cornell, WI. She enjoyed fishing, spending time with her family, cooking, reading, and going to the casino with her daughter-in-law Trudie. She also enjoyed gardening and flowers, riding in her golf cart with her yellow Lab, Amber, and feeding snacks to her pet llama and donkeys.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Maynard.

She is survived by her two sons, Mark (Roxann) and Matt (Trudie); and her two daughters, Deb and Mary; her seven grandkids, Jen, Amanda (Jake), Coty, Brock, Zach (Rochelle), Stephanie and Miah; her three great-grandkids, Carter, Dominic and Autumn. She is further survived by her three siblings, Richard (Dorothy) Pahl, Rosella (James) Girard, Robert (Barbara) Pahl. She is also survived by her special friend, Joe, who helped her manage around the house for the past few years.

She worked in the home for most of her life. Donna and her husband Maynard were caring foster parents for over 25 years. She was a positive influence on many foster children who called her "Grandma."

Friends may offer condolences online at www.fullerspeckienhulke.com.

Memorial services will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Truax Congregational United Church of Christ with Pastor Sandee Christoffersen officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire.

Friends may call at the church Thursday from 12 p.m. (noon) until the time of services.

Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.