Obituary of Donna M. Portz
Donna Marie (nee Scrima) Portz passed away peacefully at her home with her children by her side on June 27th.
Donna was born and raised in Waukesha and graduated from Catholic Memorial High School.
She married David Portz on April 25, 1959 and moved to Pewaukee where they raised their family.
Donna worked for the Waukesha School District for over 34 years. She loved spending time with her family, baking, gardening, reading and crocheting.
Donna is survived by her 7 children David (Jackie) Portz, Lisa (Tom) Sheedy, Mark (Christine) Portz, Lynn (Brian) Posick, Dan (Sheri) Portz, Doug (Maureen) Portz and LeAnn (Kim) Walters. Along with 20 Grandchildren Ben, Connor, Grace (Ben Hartzler) , Andrew, Danny Jr., Alyssa, Dylan, Ana, Samantha, Claire, Hannah, Maddie, Nick, Devon, Jenna, Will, Leah, Lucas, Lauren and great grandson Danny (due in August)
She is further survived by her siblings Barbara James, Tony (Char) Scrima, Joe (Chris) Scrima, and In-laws Bob Astramskas, Darwin (Linda) Portz, Sandy Portz and Joanne Babbit, many nieces and nephews and her life long friends Rita Dais and Bernice Radl.
Donna was preceded in death by her husband, David Portz. Her mother and father – Wilhemina and Anthony Scrima. Sisters – Marilyn (Bernie) Neilson, Phyliss (Walter) Krug, Arlene Astramskas and Brother Eugene Scrima. Mother and Father in-law Florence and Donald Portz, Brother in-laws, Don Portz II, Rusty Babbitt and sister in-law Joyce Portz.
Donna will be greatly missed by all who loved her so dearly. She was the strongest woman we all knew and we have learned so much from her.
Services will be handled by Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and will be held Friday July 14th at St. Williams Church (440 N. Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53188) Visitation from 10-12 pm , 12:00-1:00 service with burial immediately following at St. Josephs cemetery (S22 W22890 E. Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186)
All are invited to join in a luncheon following the burial at The Loft of Cedar Ridge beginning at 2:00 (N7 W22890 Bluemound Rd, Waukesha, WI 53188)