Donna Marie (Hauger) Schilling, age 69 of Marshall, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Avera Marshall after a 2-1/2 year battle with pancreatic cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 7 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the church with a CCW Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
Donna was born May 1, 1947 in Canby, Minnesota to Henry and Ruth (Heiserman) Hauger. She attended country school for 8 years near Clear Lake, South Dakota and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1965. Donna attended Canby Vocational School. She worked in Marshall where she met her husband Ron. They were married May 4, 1968 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The couple lived in Marshall until 1973 when they moved to Blue Earth. In 1980 they moved to Redwood Falls where Donna worked at the License Center for over a decade. In 1993 the couple returned to Marshall. Donna was actively involved in all family business. She volunteered at Avera Auxiliary Thrift Store and assisted with Ruby’s Pantry. She enjoyed baking, doing for others, volunteering, and cooking for the kids at Holy Redeemer School. She was a longtime member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church where she was active in CCW, Catholic Daughters, Emmaeus, and TEC. Donna loved dancing, especially to old time music, and visiting with her many friends. Donna most enjoyed her grandchildren.
Donna is survived by her husband Ron of 48 years; children: Jaci (Joe) Garvey and Jose Rodriguez-Schilling, all of Marshall; grandchildren: Tresia, Joseph, Samuel, and Elizabeth Garvey; brothers: Bill (Maggie) Hauger of Brandt, SD, Francis (Kristi) Hauger of Clear Lake, SD, and Eddie (Genny) Hauger of Kendallville, IN: brother-in-law Gordon (Bernadette) Labat of Phoenix, AZ; sister-in-law Dianne Hauger of Canby; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Lawrence “Joe” Hauger, and sister Janet Labat.